Placentia has a population of 52,437. During the past three years, Placentia saw 2,642 arrests. For 2017, the Placentia's arrest rate totaled 181.74 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 42.59% makes Placentia lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 89 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Placentia also totaled 864 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Aliso Viejo and Cypress, Placentia is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Placentia had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Placentia averaged 89 violent crimes and 864 non-violent crimes.
The city of Placentia experienced 956 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 10 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 29 was for legacy rape and 9 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 243, and the aggravated assault total was 665.