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110%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
34%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
124%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeverly Hills/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,519n/a (estimate)4,8742,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape8n/a25.737.440.0
Robbery57n/a182.9123.566.1
Assault89n/a285.6332.8268.2
Violent crime154n/a (estimate)494500370
Burglary269n/a863.2371.9269.8
Theft986n/a3,164.01,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft110n/a353.0471.9282.7
Property crime1,365n/a (estimate)4,3802,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beverly Hills, CA

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Beverly Hills crime rate is 109.7% higher than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Beverly Hills, there were 154 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 494 per 100,000 individuals, 33.6% higher than the national average. Additionally, Beverly Hills recorded 1365 property crimes, amounting to 4380 per 100,000 residents, 124.1% higher than the U.S. average.

In Beverly Hills, the crime rate stands at 4874 per 100,000 residents, surpassing the national average by 109.72%. This places the city among those with some of the highest total crime rates nationwide. However, it's important to recognize that this doesn't imply that the entire city is unsafe. As with any urban area, there are neighborhoods in Beverly Hills that exhibit varying levels of safety, emphasizing the need for localized crime prevention efforts and community involvement to create a safe environment across the entire city.

During the most recently reported crime year, Beverly Hills experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Beverly Hills faces some of the nation's most elevated property crime rates, recording 4380 incidents per 100,000 people. This places the city among the worst 10% of all U.S. cities that reported crime. Regrettably, the likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Beverly Hills stands at 1 in 23, significantly surpassing the national average. These statistics underscore the imperative need for bolstered community safety measures to mitigate property crimes and enhance the well-being of its residents.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Beverly Hills?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Beverly Hills residents. Out of the respondents (69 in total), 57% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Beverly Hills were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 43% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Beverly Hills a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Beverly Hills is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Beverly Hills has a total crime rate that is 110% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 4.16 daily crimes (0.42 violent daily crimes and 3.74 daily property crimes) in Beverly Hills.

Has Crime in Beverly Hills Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Beverly Hills has increased by 12.1%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Beverly Hills, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 38.7%, while property crime has increased by 9.7%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Beverly Hills is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beverly Hills

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Beverly Hills, there are 4.87 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Beverly Hills stands at $2,000,001, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Beverly Hills has an average rental rate of $2,259 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Beverly Hills crime map



The Beverly Hills crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beverly Hills as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Beverly Hills crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beverly Hills crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Beverly Hills crime rates are 110% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Beverly Hills are 34% higher than the national average
  • In Beverly Hills you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Beverly Hills is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Beverly Hills has increased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Beverly Hills (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Beverly Hills, per 100,000 residents. In Beverly Hills, the total number of daily crimes is 1.71 times more than the California average and 2.10 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Beverly Hills are 1.01 times less than the California average and 1.34 times more than the national average. For property crime, Beverly Hills has a daily crime rate that is 1.87 times more than the California average and 2.24 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Beverly Hills (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Beverly Hills safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Beverly Hills is safer than 15% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Beverly Hills is safer than 10% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Beverly Hills. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Beverly Hills is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beverly Hills

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beverly Hills is 1 in 203
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beverly Hills is 1 in 23
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beverly Hills is 1 in 21
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Beverly Hills? In Beverly Hills, CA you have a 1 in 203 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 23 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Beverly Hills.

        Year Over Year Crime In Beverly Hills (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Beverly Hills is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Beverly Hills has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 50% in Beverly Hills, while property crimes in Beverly Hills have increased by 19%. Total crime has increased by 21% year over year.

        Beverly Hills police department

        Item Beverly Hills California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)16951,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.93.63.3
        There are a total of 169 Beverly Hills police officers. This results in 4.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.9% greater than the California average and 49.9% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        California79,891232266
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

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        Hidden Hills, CA2,21860536595
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        Burbank CDP, CA4,9842571,2051,463
        Bell Gardens, CA41,7703871,1031,490
        Beverly Hills, CA33,7094944,3804,874

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        Source: The Beverly Hills, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.