Crime Information

Crime Mapping

To see recent reports of suspected criminal activity in Lake Forest, see the Crime Map. Orange County Sheriff Department's Crime Mapping is a timely and accurate map that identifies recent crime in one's community and neighborhood. Crime Mapping uses an advanced mapping engine and crime data is extracted on a regular basis from law enforcement agencies so it is the most current information available. The offenses are organized by types of crime and address information is generalized to a block to protect privacy. To see any recent crime activity in Lake Forest, click here.
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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 above 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 2018
YTD 2019
YTD Change
Homicide 0 0 2 1 0 -100% -1
17 19 14 1 1 0% 0
Robbery 13 24 36 8 4 -50% -4
Aggravated Assault 75 90 108 20 5 -75% -15
Burglary 135 166 139 19 21 11% +2
Larceny/Theft 533 504 510 108 106 -2% -2
Stolen Vehicle 78 87 112 31 13 -58% -18
Arson  5 N/A N/A N/A N/A Pending Pending
Total Part 1 Crimes
856 890 921 188 150 -20% -38

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 2018 YTD and 2019 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.