Reported Annual Crime In Compton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,657n/a (estimate)3,6992,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder35n/a35.44.95.3
Rape38n/a38.434.940.4
Robbery365n/a369.2139.6102.8
Assault691n/a699.0265.9248.5
Violent crime1,129n/a (estimate)1,142445386
Burglary371n/a375.3479.8468.9
Theft1,367n/a1,382.81,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft790n/a799.1450.3236.9
Property crime2,528n/a (estimate)2,5572,5532,451
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 23% higher than the California average and is 30% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Compton, CA has a violent crime rate that is 156% higher than the California average and 196% higher than the national average. For property crime, Compton, CA is equal to the California average and 4% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rolling Hills, CA1,6890579579
Rose Hills, CA3,260111634745
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,56829808838
Ladera Heights, CA7,362145830975
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,282639711,034
Marina del Rey, CA9,1571568961,052
Rossmoor, CA10,8161709731,142
Compton, CA97,6631,1422,5573,699

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Compton is 30% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.13 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 28 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Compton has increased by 8%.

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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 1.23 times more than the California average and 1.30 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Compton, CA are 2.56 times more than the California average and 2.96 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Compton, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.00 times more than the California average and 1.04 times more 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 4% 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 88
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Compton is 1 in 40
The chance of being a victim of crime in Compton is 1 in 28
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 88 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 40 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 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 increased by 15% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Compton, CA has increased by 8% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lawton, OK97,7888103,8284,638
Pearland, TX97,4271751,8141,988
Roanoke, VA97,9494134,1964,609
Jurupa Valley, CA97,2473363,0383,374
Albany, NY98,2878603,5104,369
Compton, CA97,6631,1422,5573,699
Source: The Compton, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.