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Total crime 15%
Violent crime 37%
Property crime 26%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHermosa Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime522n/a (estimate)2,7052,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape5n/a25.934.238.4
Robbery12n/a62.2113.673.9
Assault30n/a155.4288.7279.7
Violent crime47n/a (estimate)244442388
Burglary123n/a637.3369.7314.2
Theft298n/a1,544.01,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft54n/a279.8427.6246.0
Property crime475n/a (estimate)2,4612,1391,958

Key findings

  • Hermosa Beach crime rates are 15% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hermosa Beach are 37% lower than the national average
  • In Hermosa Beach you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hermosa Beach is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hermosa Beach has increased by 5%

Hermosa Beach crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Hermosa Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hermosa Beach 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 Hermosa Beach (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.05 times more than the state average and 1.15 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Hermosa Beach on a daily basis are 1.82 times less than than California average and 1.59 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hermosa Beach are 1.15 times more than the daily state average and 1.26 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Hermosa Beach (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Hermosa Beach to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Hermosa Beach safe? The gauges above illustrate that Hermosa Beach is safer than 47% of every city located within California along with 35% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Hermosa Beach, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hermosa Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hermosa Beach is 1 in 411
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hermosa Beach is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hermosa Beach is 1 in 37
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Hermosa Beach? In Hermosa Beach, CA you have a 1 in 411 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 41 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hermosa Beach.

      Year Over Year Crime In Hermosa Beach (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Hermosa Beach is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Hermosa Beach has decreased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Hermosa Beach has increased by 7% year over year. The number of total crimes in Hermosa Beach has increased by 5% year over year.

      Hermosa Beach police department

      ItemHermosa BeachCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5751,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.93.63.3
      There are a total of 57 Hermosa Beach police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 20.4% less than the California average and 11.6% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rolling Hills, CA1,7600326326
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230649679
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195144696839
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155751906
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,412104807911
      View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6402261,0951,322
      Rolling Hills Estates, CA8,2061371,4771,613
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,7262442,4612,705

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Fairwood, WA19,7242272,1092,336
      North Bellmore, NY19,7202258711,096
      Universal City, TX19,7333072,4712,779
      Painesville, OH19,7353932,3552,749
      Stevenson Ranch, CA19,7371848921,076
      Hermosa Beach, CA19,7262442,4612,705
      Source: The Hermosa Beach, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.