In 2010, police in the Southern California city of Santa Ana arrested 672 people for prostitution crimes. The number of arrests was the highest in Orange County, and only Los Angles and San Diego had more prostitution arrests in the state. Between 2003 and 2010, country prosecutors handled over 5,000 prostitution cases that were refereed by the Santa Ana Police Department.
Prostitutes work along Harbor Boulevard and typically charge less than $100 for service.
A former sex worker told the Orange Country Register that she earned around $700 per day during the week and up to $1,000 per day during the weekends.
Source: Keegan Kyle, “Santa Ana’s 10-year war on prostitution,” Orange County Register, January 17, 2013.