Cerritos, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
1,761
Total Crimes
3,477.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
40.40%
Above National Average
383 out of 461
In California
8,316 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Cerritos, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Cerritos is 3,477.4 per 100,000 people. That's 40.40% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 25.43% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Cerritos SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
3
Diversity
9.5
Safety
5
Amenities
9.5
Education
9
Commute
3

How Does Cerritos Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Cerritos
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 1,761 3,477.4 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 1 2.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 65 128.4 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 51 100.7 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 127 250.8 441.2 366.7
Burglary 314 620.0 386.1 340.5
Larceny 1,198 2,365.6 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 122 240.9 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 1,634 3,226.6 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Cerritos

127.0
Violent Crimes
250.8
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-31.61%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 398.8 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Cerritos each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Cerritos is 250.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -31.61% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -43.16% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Cerritos

1,634.0
Property Crimes
3,226.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
52.93%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 31.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Cerritos each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Cerritos is 3,226.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 52.93% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 38.41% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Cerritos Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Cerritos

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Norwalk, CA 105,067 2,003 1,906.4 1,495.2 411.2
Buena Park, CA 82,627 2,307 2,792.1 2,494.3 297.7
Lakewood, CA 80,151 2,068 2,580.1 2,303.2 277.0
Bellflower, CA 77,196 1,833 2,374.5 1,950.9 423.6
Cypress, CA 49,085 648 1,320.2 1,214.2 105.9
La Mirada, CA 48,702 787 1,616.0 1,439.4 176.6
Santa Fe Springs, CA 18,041 1,140 6,318.9 5,736.9 582.0
Artesia, CA 16,779 356 2,121.7 1,692.6 429.1
La Palma, CA 15,571 319 2,048.7 1,939.5 109.2
Hawaiian Gardens, CA 14,320 301 2,102.0 1,571.2 530.7
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