Long Beach, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
13,666
Total Crimes
2,920.2
Total Crimes / 100k People
17.91%
Above National Average
341 out of 461
In California
7,726 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Long Beach, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Long Beach is 2,920.2 per 100,000 people. That's 17.91% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 5.33% 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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Long Beach SnackAbility

7
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
4

How Does Long Beach Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Long Beach
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 13,666 2,920.2 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 34 7.3 4.3 5.0
Robbery 958 204.7 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 1,128 241.0 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 2,369 506.2 441.2 366.7
Burglary 2,185 466.9 386.1 340.5
Larceny 6,754 1,443.2 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 2,358 503.9 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 11,297 2,414.0 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Long Beach

2,369.0
Violent Crimes
506.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
38.05%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 197.5 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Long Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Long Beach is 506.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 38.05% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 14.74% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Long Beach

11,297.0
Property Crimes
2,414.0
Property Crimes / 100k People
14.41%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 41.4 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Long Beach each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Long Beach is 2,414.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 14.41% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 3.55% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Long Beach 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 Long Beach

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
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
Bellflower, CA 77,196 1,833 2,374.5 1,950.9 423.6
Paramount, CA 54,422 1,593 2,927.1 2,289.5 637.6
Placentia, CA 51,756 1,081 2,088.6 1,717.7 371.0
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
Seal Beach, CA 24,120 570 2,363.2 2,284.4 78.8
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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