Reported Annual Crime In Compton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,398n/a (estimate)3,4283,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder13n/a13.14.84.9
Rape33n/a33.332.738.6
Robbery332n/a334.9135.0101.9
Assault610n/a615.4253.8237.8
Violent crime988n/a (estimate)997426373
Burglary496n/a500.4504.3491.4
Theft1,147n/a1,157.11,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft767n/a773.8436.8220.2
Property crime2,410n/a (estimate)2,4312,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Compton, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Compton, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Compton, CA crime rate is 13% higher than the California average and is 20% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Compton, CA has a violent crime rate that is 134% higher than the California average and 168% higher than the national average. For property crime, Compton, CA is 7% lower than the California average and 2% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Compton is 20% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.39 daily crimes that occur in Compton.
  • Compton is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Compton you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Compton has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Compton (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Compton, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Compton, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.20 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Compton, CA are 2.34 times more than the California average and 2.68 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Compton, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times less than the California average and 1.02 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Compton (higher is better)

How safe is Compton, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Compton, CA is safer than 5% of the cities in California and 5% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Compton, CA. Overall, Compton, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Compton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Compton is 1 in 101
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Compton is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Compton is 1 in 30
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Compton, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Compton, CA you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Compton, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Compton (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Compton, CA is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Compton, CA has decreased by 13% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Compton, CA has decreased by 10% in the same time frame.

Compton police department

ItemComptonCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rolling Hills, CA1,68952680732
Rose Hills, CA3,260106650756
Ladera Heights, CA7,362139851990
Marina del Rey, CA9,1571499191,068
Rossmoor, CA10,8161629971,160
Compton, CA97,6639972,4313,428

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lawton, OK97,7889734,5665,539
Pearland, TX97,4271532,0402,194
Roanoke, VA97,9493383,8234,160
Jurupa Valley, CA97,2472612,8683,129
Albany, NY98,2878033,2514,054
Compton, CA97,6639972,4313,428
Source: The Compton, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.