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Total crime 2%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 12%
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 peopleHawthorne/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,322n/a (estimate)2,6282,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape37n/a41.939.242.6
Robbery232n/a262.5137.386.2
Assault348n/a393.8266.5246.8
Violent crime617n/a (estimate)698447381
Burglary294n/a332.7416.2376.0
Theft1,064n/a1,204.01,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft347n/a392.7392.4228.9
Property crime1,705n/a (estimate)1,9292,3802,200

Key findings

  • Hawthorne crime rates are 2% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hawthorne are 83% higher than the national average
  • In Hawthorne you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hawthorne is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hawthorne has decreased by 19%

Hawthorne crime map

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The Hawthorne crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hawthorne 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 Hawthorne crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Hawthorne (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Hawthorne for every 100,000 residents. The Hawthorne total amount of daily crime is 1.08 times less than the California average and 1.02 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Hawthorne, is 1.56 times more than the California average, and it is 1.83 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Hawthorne has a daily crime average that is 1.23 times less than the California average and 1.14 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Hawthorne (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Hawthorne in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Hawthorne safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Hawthorne being safer than 14% of cities in California and 13% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Hawthorne. In conclusion, Hawthorne ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hawthorne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hawthorne is 1 in 144
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hawthorne is 1 in 52
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hawthorne is 1 in 39
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Hawthorne, California you have a 1 in 144 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 52 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hawthorne.

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

      Determining whether Hawthorne is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Hawthorne violent crime rates have increased by 5%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 25% year over year. Total crimes for Hawthorne has decreased by 19% in the same time frame.

      Hawthorne police department

      ItemHawthorneCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13351,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.63.63.3
      There are a total of 133 Hawthorne police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57% less than the California average and 52.3% 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
      Topanga, CA7,858157835992
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782157835992
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      Hawthorne, CA86,9386981,9292,628

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Carmel, IN86,94046761806
      Alafaya, FL86,8683972,3542,752
      Suffolk, VA87,0612762,5772,853
      Newport Beach, CA86,8131442,4032,546
      Whittier, CA86,6302682,5562,824
      Hawthorne, CA86,9386981,9292,628
      Source: The Hawthorne, 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.