Crime Information

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Crime Statistics

The public can access crime statistics by area through the Orange County Sheriff's Department's website, and additional crime statistics and information on the FBI's website. Click on the images below to be redirected to the respective websites.
The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) statistical data provided are of the aggregated data of index (Part 1) crimes that are required to be reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Index crimes consist of homicide, non-negligent manslaughter, robbery, forcible rape, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson crimes. The statistics provided should be considered as a summary of index crimes that occurred in the City of Lake Forest during the designated year. These numbers reflect the data reported and published by the FBI.

Lake Forest Part 1 Crimes Overview

Crime Type
YTD 2015
YTD 2016
YTD Change
Homicide 2 0 0 0 0 undefined undefined
12 20 14 14 17
21% +3
Robbery 23 18 23 23 13 -43% -10
Aggravated Assault 68 67 71 71 75 6% +4
Burglary 139 129 134 134 135 1% +1
Larceny/Theft 630 493 685 685 533 -22%  -152
Stolen Vehicle 43 62 90 90 78 -13% -12
Arson  2 2 1 N/A N/A Pending Pending
Total Part 1 Crimes
919 791 1018 1017 851 -16% -166

Uniform crime reporting (UCR) is a collective effort on the part of city, county and state law enforcement agencies to present a nationwide view of crime. The California Department of Justice (DOJ) UCR program provides a statewide view of crime, based on the reporting of statistics.

*Effective January 1, 2014, the California Department of Justice revised the definition of rape. Thus, some crime reports with a sexually based offense will now be reported as a Part I crime (rape). Examples include: PC288-Sexual Abuse, PC243.4 Sexual Battery, PC289-Sexual penetration, and PC286-Sodomy. 

Above you will find the number of Part 1 Crimes reported by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. They are categorized by crime type. Statistics are preliminary and subject to further analysis and revision.

The YTD statistics are reported from January to present month. The YTD % Change column compares statistics between 2015 YTD and 2016 YTD indicating an increase or decrease in the crime type.

The FBI does not publish arson data unless it receives data from the agency for all 12 months of the calendar year. Arson is defined as any willful or malicious burning or attempting to burn.