Los Angeles, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
125,104
Total Crimes
3,115.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
25.79%
Above National Average
356 out of 461
In California
7,939 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Los Angeles, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Los Angeles is 3,115.5 per 100,000 people. That's 25.79% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 12.37% 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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Los Angeles SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
7/10
Housing
9.5
Affordability
3
Diversity
10
Safety
4
Amenities
10
Education
6
Commute
4

How Does Los Angeles Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Los Angeles
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 125,104 3,115.5 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 258 6.4 4.3 5.0
Robbery 9,652 240.4 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 17,216 428.7 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 29,400 732.2 441.2 366.7
Burglary 13,809 343.9 386.1 340.5
Larceny 66,253 1,649.9 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 15,642 389.5 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 95,704 2,383.3 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Los Angeles

29,400.0
Violent Crimes
732.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
99.66%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 136.6 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Los Angeles each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Los Angeles is 732.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 99.66% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 65.94% higher than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Los Angeles

95,704.0
Property Crimes
2,383.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
12.96%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 42.0 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Los Angeles each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Los Angeles is 2,383.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 12.96% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 2.24% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Torrance, CA 145,183 3,133 2,158.0 1,965.1 192.9
Inglewood, CA 109,386 2,992 2,735.3 2,121.8 613.4
Santa Monica, CA 91,621 4,628 5,051.2 4,326.5 724.7
Redondo Beach, CA 67,473 1,530 2,267.6 2,030.4 237.1
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 41,961 342 815.0 745.9 69.1
West Hollywood, CA 37,173 2,192 5,896.8 5,105.9 790.9
Beverly Hills, CA 34,211 1,602 4,682.7 4,381.6 301.1
South Pasadena, CA 25,612 595 2,323.1 2,209.9 113.2
San Fernando, CA 24,621 323 1,311.9 987.0 324.9
El Segundo, CA 16,727 707 4,226.7 3,736.5 490.2
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