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Total crime 7%
Violent crime 27%
Property crime 3%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCarson/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,448n/a (estimate)2,6622,7722,489
Murder5n/a5.44.35.0
Rape31n/a33.737.542.6
Robbery122n/a132.7132.481.6
Assault286n/a311.0267.1250.2
Violent crime444n/a (estimate)483441379
Burglary328n/a356.7386.1340.5
Theft1,277n/a1,388.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft399n/a433.9358.8219.9
Property crime2,004n/a (estimate)2,1802,3312,110

Key findings

  • Carson crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Carson are 27% higher than the national average
  • In Carson you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Carson is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Carson has increased by 3%

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      Daily Crime In Carson (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Carson, per 100,000 residents. In Carson, the total number of daily crimes is 1.04 times less than the California average and 1.07 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Carson are 1.09 times more than the California average and 1.27 times more than the national average. For property crime, Carson has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times less than the California average and 1.03 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Carson (higher is better)

      How safe is Carson, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Carson is safer than 24% of the cities in California and 21% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Carson. Overall, Carson is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Carson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Carson is 1 in 208
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Carson is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Carson is 1 in 38
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Carson? If you reside in Carson, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 208. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 46 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Carson, is 1 in 38.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Carson is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Carson has increased by 3% and the rate of property crime in Carson has increased by 3%. The total crime rate in Carson has increased by 3% year to year.

      Carson police department

      ItemCarsonCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rolling Hills, CA1,76054428482
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Carson, CA92,7804832,1802,662

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hesperia, CA92,6644821,7352,217
      Lawrence, KS92,6114082,3002,708
      Rio Rancho, NM92,9661901,4841,674
      Sandy, UT93,1411912,4212,613
      Orem, UT93,220901,9962,086
      Carson, CA92,7804832,1802,662
      Source: The Carson, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.