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Total crime 44%
Violent crime 2%
Property crime 52%
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 peopleLawndale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime477n/a (estimate)1,4402,8282,580
Murder3n/a9.14.45.0
Rape10n/a30.239.242.6
Robbery30n/a90.6137.386.2
Assault86n/a259.7266.5246.8
Violent crime129n/a (estimate)389447381
Burglary61n/a184.2416.2376.0
Theft185n/a558.61,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft102n/a308.0392.4228.9
Property crime348n/a (estimate)1,0512,3802,200

Key findings

  • Lawndale crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lawndale are 2% higher than the national average
  • In Lawndale you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lawndale is safer than 36% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lawndale has decreased by 22%

Lawndale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Lawndale (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Lawndale, CA per 100,000 people. In Lawndale, the total number of daily crimes is 1.96 times less than the California average and 1.79 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Lawndale is 1.15 times less than the California average and 1.02 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Lawndale has a daily crime rate that is 2.27 times less than the California average and 2.09 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Lawndale (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Lawndale, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Lawndale safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Lawndale is safer than 48% of California cities, and 36% 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 Lawndale. At this time, Lawndale sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lawndale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lawndale is 1 in 257
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lawndale is 1 in 96
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lawndale is 1 in 70
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Lawndale? In Lawndale, CA you have a 1 in 257 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 96 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lawndale.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Lawndale is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Lawndale has decreased by 27% and the rate of property crime in Lawndale has decreased by 19%. The total crime rate in Lawndale has decreased by 22% year to year.

      Lawndale police department

      ItemLawndaleCaliforniaNational
      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
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58244767811
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41275916991
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782157835992
      Topanga, CA7,858157835992
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      Lawndale, CA33,1613891,0511,440

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jackson, MI33,1651,1234,2545,377
      Manitowoc, WI33,1832182,0302,248
      Fair Lawn, NJ33,20557910967
      Hilliard, OH33,10894651745
      Montgomery Village, MD33,0915302,2972,827
      Lawndale, CA33,1613891,0511,440
      Source: The Lawndale, 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.