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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 42%
Property crime 2%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGardena/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,632n/a (estimate)2,7012,8282,580
Murder7n/a11.64.45.0
Rape16n/a26.539.242.6
Robbery160n/a264.8137.386.2
Assault143n/a236.7266.5246.8
Violent crime326n/a (estimate)540447381
Burglary289n/a478.3416.2376.0
Theft702n/a1,161.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft315n/a521.3392.4228.9
Property crime1,306n/a (estimate)2,1612,3802,200

Key findings

  • Gardena crime rates are 5% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gardena are 42% higher than the national average
  • In Gardena you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gardena is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gardena has decreased by 10%

Gardena crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Gardena (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Gardena on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Gardena (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.05 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Gardena on a daily basis are 1.21 times more than than California average and 1.42 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Gardena are 1.10 times less than the daily state average and 1.02 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Gardena (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Gardena, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Gardena safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Gardena is safer than 23% of California cities, and 18% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Gardena. At this time, Gardena sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gardena

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gardena is 1 in 186
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gardena is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gardena is 1 in 38
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gardena? If you reside in Gardena, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 186. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 47 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 Gardena, is 1 in 38.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Gardena is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Gardena has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 3% in Gardena, while property crimes in Gardena have decreased by 11%. Total crime has decreased by 10% year over year.

      Gardena police department

      ItemGardenaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12351,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.63.3
      There are a total of 123 Gardena police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 43.1% less than the California average and 36.7% less than the National average.

      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
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58244767811
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41275916991
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782157835992
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331709071,077
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      Gardena, CA59,8985402,1612,701

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      St. Clair Shores, MI59,9162219911,213
      Pontiac, MI59,9201,3362,1503,486
      Lakeville, MN59,78660820880
      Springfield, OH59,7615695,3225,892
      Petaluma, CA59,7573211,4511,772
      Gardena, CA59,8985402,1612,701
      Source: The Gardena, 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.