Santa Monica, CA Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
4,393
Total Crimes
4,855.5
Total Crimes / 100k People
106.97%
Above National Average
443 out of 461
In California
8,379 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Santa Monica, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Santa Monica is 4,855.5 per 100,000 people. That's 106.97% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 88.13% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,581.0 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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Santa Monica SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
10
Education
9
Commute
6

How Does Santa Monica Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Monica
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,393 4,855.5 2,581.0 2,346.0
Murder 1 1.1 5.6 6.5
Robbery 167 184.6 113.6 73.9
Aggravated Assault 335 370.3 288.7 279.7
Violent Crime 541 598.0 442.0 387.8
Burglary 931 1,029.0 369.7 314.2
Larceny 2,530 2,796.4 1,341.7 1,398.0
Car Theft 391 432.2 427.6 246.0
Property Crime 3,852 4,257.6 2,138.9 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Santa Monica

541
Violent Crimes
598.0
Violent Crimes / 100k People
54.19%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 167.2 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Santa Monica each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.2 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Santa Monica is 598.0 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 54.19% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 35.27% higher than the California violent crime rate of 442.0 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Santa Monica

3,852
Property Crimes
4,257.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
117.42%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 23.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Santa Monica each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Santa Monica is 4,257.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 117.42% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 99.05% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,138.9 per 100,000 people.

Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Los Angeles, CA 4,000,587 114,814 2,869.9 2,148.0 721.9
Torrance, CA 143,421 3,209 2,237.5 2,046.4 191.0
Inglewood, CA 107,986 3,174 2,939.3 2,310.5 628.8
Redondo Beach, CA 66,729 1,589 2,381.3 2,131.0 250.3
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 41,513 378 910.6 807.0 103.6
West Hollywood, CA 36,719 1,410 3,840.0 3,281.7 558.3
Beverly Hills, CA 33,776 1,355 4,011.7 3,683.1 328.6
South Pasadena, CA 25,299 657 2,596.9 2,494.2 102.8
San Fernando, CA 24,399 340 1,393.5 1,041.0 352.5
Agoura Hills, CA 20,209 266 1,316.2 1,202.4 113.8
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