Annual Crime In Compton (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 peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,733n/a (estimate)3,8182,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCompton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder22n/a22.54.45.0
Rape38n/a38.939.242.6
Robbery424n/a433.6137.386.2
Assault690n/a705.7266.5246.8
Violent crime1,174n/a (estimate)1,201447381
Burglary362n/a370.2416.2376.0
Theft1,349n/a1,379.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft848n/a867.3392.4228.9
Property crime2,559n/a (estimate)2,6172,3802,200

Key findings

  • Compton crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Compton are 215% higher than the national average
  • In Compton you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Compton is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Compton has increased by 3%

Compton crime map

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Compare Compton, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Compton (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Compton, per 100,000 residents. In Compton, the total number of daily crimes is 1.35 times more than the California average and 1.48 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Compton are 2.68 times more than the California average and 3.15 times more than the national average. For property crime, Compton has a daily crime rate that is 1.10 times more than the California average and 1.19 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Compton (higher is better)

      How safe is Compton, CA when compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Compton is safer than 6% of the cities in California and 5% 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 Compton. Overall, Compton 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 39
      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? 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 39 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Compton.

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

      Determining whether Compton is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Compton violent crime rates have increased by 5%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Compton has increased by 3% 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
      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, CA1,7600265265
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58244767811
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41275916991
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782157835992
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Compton, CA97,7401,2012,6173,818

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Albany, NY98,4258373,2014,038
      Renton, WA98,4993224,7845,106
      Vista, CA98,5603211,4571,778
      Arden-Arcade, CA96,8985713,0393,610
      San Angelo, TX98,6943693,3473,716
      Compton, CA97,7401,2012,6173,818
      Source: The Compton, 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.