It is the second or third poorest city on Orange County.
It is the hub of illegal immigration.
The police will not give you the stats. Some websites might.
It is also a victims, yet again, of predatory housing prices. As poor and full of immigrant area it is now targeted for pricing that is higher than it was at the height of the bubble, the last one. Wages and jobs are way down, though.
The result is overcrowding and overcrowding is not crime free.
Some website such as http://www.searchq.com gives you free information of a particular neighborhood by home address.
There are some websites that can help you find a safe neighborhoods
Irvine is has the lowest crime rate in the nation. They still have some crime
Depends on your definition of crime
Let me know if I can help you further
Talk to you soon
Ingrid Ski Realtor
That being said, this is a very nice part of Santa Ana, close to South Coast Plaza and the freeways.
If you are interested in receiving listings from me for places to rent, please contact me! I would be glad to help you! I am very familiar with all areas of Orange County!
Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
If you really, really want to know if anywhere is safe, Call local law enforcement... They know the area better than anyone and will give a straight answer!