Reported Annual Crime In Compton

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,747n/a (estimate)3,8342,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder21n/a21.54.65.3
Rape33n/a33.837.241.7
Robbery441n/a451.3143.298.0
Assault669n/a684.6264.2248.9
Violent crime1,164n/a (estimate)1,191449383
Burglary411n/a420.6446.9430.4
Theft1,402n/a1,434.61,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft770n/a787.9425.9237.4
Property crime2,583n/a (estimate)2,6432,4972,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Compton, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Compton, 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 Compton, CA crime rate is 30% higher than the California average and is 40% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Compton, CA has a violent crime rate that is 165% higher than the California average and 211% higher than the national average. For property crime, Compton, CA is 6% higher than the California average and 12% higher than the national average.

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The Compton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Compton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Compton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Compton is 40% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 10.5 daily crimes that occur in Compton.
  • Compton is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Compton you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Compton has increased by 12%.

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Daily Crime In Compton (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Compton, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Compton, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.30 times more than the California average and 1.40 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Compton, CA are 2.65 times more than the California average and 3.11 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Compton, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.06 times more than the California average and 1.12 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Compton (higher is better)

How safe is Compton, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Compton, CA is safer than 7% of the cities in California and 7% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Compton, CA. Overall, Compton, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Compton

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Compton is 1 in 84
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Compton is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Compton is 1 in 27
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Compton, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Compton, CA you have a 1 in 84 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 38 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Compton, CA.

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

Determining whether Compton, 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. Compton, CA has increased by 19% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has increased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Compton, CA has increased by 12% in the same time frame.

Compton police department

ItemComptonCaliforniaNational
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
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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rolling Hills, CA1,7600317317
Rose Hills, CA3,033101562663
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58222918940
Ladera Heights, CA7,195146812958
Marina del Rey, CA9,7821588761,034
Rossmoor, CA10,9331719511,122
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,412781,0481,125
Compton, CA97,7401,1912,6433,834

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City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Albany, NY98,4258923,4574,349
Renton, WA98,4993205,0045,324
Vista, CA98,5603591,4501,810
Arden-Arcade, CA96,8985733,1893,762
San Angelo, TX98,6942774,4144,690
Compton, CA97,7401,1912,6433,834
Source: The Compton, 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.