Compton, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,450
Total Crimes
3,570.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
44.14%
Above National Average
390 out of 461
In California
8,400 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Compton, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Compton is 3,570.0 per 100,000 people. That's 44.14% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 28.77% 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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Compton SnackAbility

5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
3
Commute
4

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

Statistic Count
Raw
Compton
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,450 3,570.0 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 18 18.6 4.3 5.0
Robbery 427 441.9 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 619 640.5 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 1,104 1,142.4 441.2 366.7
Burglary 334 345.6 386.1 340.5
Larceny 1,285 1,329.7 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 727 752.3 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 2,346 2,427.6 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Compton

1,104.0
Violent Crimes
1,142.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
211.54%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 87.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Compton each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Compton is 1,142.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 211.54% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 158.93% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Compton

2,346.0
Property Crimes
2,427.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
15.06%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 41.2 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Compton each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Compton is 2,427.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 15.06% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 4.14% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Compton 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 Compton

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
South Gate, CA 94,445 3,376 3,574.6 2,916.0 658.6
Carson, CA 91,947 2,448 2,662.4 2,179.5 482.9
Lakewood, CA 80,151 2,068 2,580.1 2,303.2 277.0
Lynwood, CA 70,619 1,873 2,652.3 2,009.4 642.9
Gardena, CA 59,833 1,526 2,550.4 2,008.9 541.5
Paramount, CA 54,422 1,593 2,927.1 2,289.5 637.6
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
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
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