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Costa Mesa, CA | Crime Rates

Costa Mesa is a region located in CA, and has a population of 111,253. This region is policed by COSTA MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Costa Mesa has an overall crime rate of 3,913 per 100,000 residents. This is moderately safer than the rest of the United States, but still about average. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Costa Mesa is 1 in 26 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Costa Mesa for the previous 2 years was 3,864 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Costa Mesa has been increasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Costa Mesa USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 3,913 4,506
Murder Rate 4.1 6
Robbery Rate 75 148
Rape Rate 27 30
Assault Rate 631 644
Burglary Rate 471 726
Forced Entry Rate 267 417
Larceny Rate 2,466 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 240 362

Policing Statistics

Costa Mesa USA
Overall Clearance 35% 28%
Homicide Clearance 98% 56%
Assault Clearance 98% 52%
Rape Clearance 63% 38%
Robbery Clearance 35% 23%
Burglary Clearance 12% 12%
Larceny Clearance 23% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 27% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 98 sex offender(s) in Costa Mesa. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 88 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Costa Mesa. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for California see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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