Annual Crime In Cerritos (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCerritos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,956n/a (estimate)3,8122,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCerritos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape13n/a25.339.242.6
Robbery91n/a177.4137.386.2
Assault58n/a113.0266.5246.8
Violent crime162n/a (estimate)316447381
Burglary372n/a725.0416.2376.0
Theft1,259n/a2,453.91,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft163n/a317.7392.4228.9
Property crime1,794n/a (estimate)3,4972,3802,200

Key findings

  • Cerritos crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Cerritos are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Cerritos you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Cerritos is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Cerritos has decreased by 19%

Cerritos crime map

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Compare Cerritos, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Cerritos (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Cerritos for every 100,000 residents. The Cerritos total amount of daily crime is 1.35 times more than the California average and 1.48 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Cerritos, is 1.42 times less than the California average, and it is 1.21 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Cerritos has a daily crime average that is 1.47 times more than the California average and 1.59 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Cerritos (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Cerritos, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Cerritos is safer than 29% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Cerritos is safer than 24% 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 Cerritos. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Cerritos is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Cerritos

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Cerritos is 1 in 317
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Cerritos is 1 in 29
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Cerritos is 1 in 27
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Cerritos, CA? If you reside in Cerritos, then there is a 1 in 317 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 29. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 27 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Cerritos.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Cerritos, CA (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Cerritos has increased by 43%, the amount of property crime in Cerritos has decreased by 23%, and the total amount of crime in Cerritos has decreased by 19% year over year.

      Cerritos police department

      ItemCerritosCaliforniaNational
      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
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Villa Park, CA5,9220965965
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      Yorba Linda, CA67,362641,1801,244
      La Habra Heights, CA5,4061111,2191,330
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,206971,3091,406
      Cerritos, CA49,7973163,4973,812

      Cities with similar population

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      Bonita Springs, FL49,8072091,2401,449
      Country Club, FL49,8154772,8263,303
      Wheaton, MD49,7645242,2732,797
      Troy, NY49,8815722,8513,423
      Saginaw, MI49,8921,6211,8343,455
      Cerritos, CA49,7973163,4973,812
      Source: The Cerritos, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.