Reported Annual Crime In Santa Monica

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Monica/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,514n/a (estimate)4,8062,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Monica/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a2.14.95.3
Rape40n/a42.634.940.4
Robbery189n/a201.2139.6102.8
Assault244n/a259.8265.9248.5
Violent crime475n/a (estimate)506445386
Burglary623n/a663.3479.8468.9
Theft3,180n/a3,385.81,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft236n/a251.3450.3236.9
Property crime4,039n/a (estimate)4,3002,5532,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Santa Monica, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, CA crime rate is 60% higher than the California average and is 69% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Santa Monica, CA has a violent crime rate that is 14% higher than the California average and 31% higher than the national average. For property crime, Santa Monica, CA is 68% higher than the California average and 75% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Bell Canyon, CA2,28970400470
Hidden Hills, CA1,74952826877
Ladera Heights, CA7,362145830975
Marina del Rey, CA9,1571568961,052
Topanga, CA8,9231568961,052
Calabasas, CA23,956611,1881,249
La Crescenta-Montrose, CA20,2412431,3931,636
Santa Monica, CA91,6195064,3004,806

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Santa Monica is 69% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.17 daily crimes that occur in Santa Monica.
  • Santa Monica is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Santa Monica you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Santa Monica has increased by 5%.

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Daily Crime In Santa Monica (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Santa Monica, CA per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national level. In Santa Monica, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.60 times more than the California average and 1.69 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Santa Monica, CA is 1.14 times more than the California average and 1.31 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Santa Monica, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.68 times more than the California average and 1.75 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Santa Monica (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Santa Monica, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Santa Monica, CA being safer than 17% of cities in California and 16% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Santa Monica, CA. In conclusion, Santa Monica, CA now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Monica

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Monica is 1 in 198
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Monica is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Monica is 1 in 21
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Santa Monica, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Santa Monica, CA you have a 1 in 198 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Santa Monica, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Santa Monica (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Santa Monica, 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. Santa Monica, CA has increased by 7% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 5% year over year. Total crimes for Santa Monica, CA has increased by 5% in the same time frame.

Santa Monica police department

ItemSanta MonicaCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)38551,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.23.63.3
There are a total of 385 Santa Monica police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.8% greater than the California average and 29.2% greater than the National average.

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
Federal Way, WA91,6764716,2446,715
Hesperia, CA91,7573561,9162,272
Lynn, MA91,2897722,0792,851
Westminster, CA91,2553342,9383,272
Sparks, NV92,2364472,5192,966
Santa Monica, CA91,6195064,3004,806
Source: The Santa Monica, 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.