Torrance, CA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In Torrance

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTorrance/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,973n/a (estimate)2,0153,0603,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTorrance/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a155
Rape16n/a112525
Robbery76n/a52140109
Assault94n/a64232229
Violent crime187n/a (estimate)127402368
Burglary591n/a401605610
Theft1,833n/a1,2421,6221,899
Vehicle theft362n/a245431221
Property crime2,786n/a (estimate)1,8882,6582,731

The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Torrance, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Torrance, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Torrance, CA is 34% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 34% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Torrance, CA has 68% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 65% lower than the national average. In property crime, Torrance, CA is 28% lower than the average of California and is 30% lower than the national average.

The overall crime rate in Torrance is 34% lower than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 5.52 daily crimes that occur in Torrance.
Torrance is safer than 62% of the cities in the United States.
In Torrance you have a 1 in 50 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in Torrance has increased by 3%.

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Daily Crime In Torrance (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Torrance, CA per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for California and on a national scale. In Torrance, CA the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.52 times less than than the California average and 1.54 times less than than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Torrance, CA is 3.17 times less than than the California average and 2.90 times less than than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Torrance, CA has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.41 times less than than the California average and 1.45 times less than than the overall daily national average.

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How Safe is Torrance (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Torrance, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Torrance, CA ranks safer than 78% of every city located within California along with 62% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Torrance, CA. As a result, Torrance, CA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Torrance

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Torrance is 1 in 789
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Torrance is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Torrance is 1 in 50

Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Torrance, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Torrance, CA, you have a 1 in 789 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 53. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Torrance, CA is 1 in 50.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Torrance, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Torrance, CA has decreased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Torrance, CA has increased by 3%, and the total amount of crime in Torrance, CA has increased by 3% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rolling Hills, CA1,7330581581
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,493441,0761,120
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA41,793711,3631,434
Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,078361,4341,470
Ladera Heights, CA7,0721391,3941,533
Torrance, CA145,4431271,8882,015

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Kansas City, KS145,6054954,8965,392
Paterson, NJ145,6551,0722,8273,898
Hayward, CA145,1653903,2093,599
Syracuse, NY144,7038294,5005,329
Bridgeport, CT144,4469503,0353,985
Torrance, CA145,4431271,8882,015

Torrance police department

ItemTorranceCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30851,506504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.63.3

There are a total of 308 Torrance police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.3% less than the California average and 36.2% less 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.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. 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.