Reported Annual Crime In Long Beach

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 peopleLong Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,699n/a (estimate)3,3302,9462,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLong Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder22n/a4.74.65.3
Rape203n/a43.137.241.7
Robbery1,237n/a262.4143.298.0
Assault1,639n/a347.7264.2248.9
Violent crime3,101n/a (estimate)658449394
Burglary2,765n/a586.6446.9430.4
Theft7,104n/a1,507.01,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft2,729n/a578.9425.9237.4
Property crime12,598n/a (estimate)2,6722,4972,362

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Long Beach, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Long Beach, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Long Beach, CA is 13% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 21% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Long Beach, CA has 46% higher than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 67% higher than the national average. In property crime, Long Beach, CA is 7% higher than the average of California and is 13% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Long Beach is 21% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.12 daily crimes that occur in Long Beach.
  • Long Beach is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Long Beach you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Long Beach has decreased by 7%.

Compare Long Beach, CA Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Long Beach, CA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for California and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Long Beach, CA are 1.13 times more than the California average and 1.21 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Long Beach, CA are 1.46 times more than than California and 1.67 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Long Beach, CA are 1.07 times more than than California and 1.13 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Long Beach (higher is better)

Compared to the other cities in California and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Long Beach, CA? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Long Beach, CA has been ranked safer than 15% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Long Beach, CA is safer than 13% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Long Beach, CA. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Long Beach, CA is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Long Beach

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Long Beach is 1 in 153
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Long Beach is 1 in 38
The chance of being a victim of crime in Long Beach is 1 in 31
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Long Beach, CA? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Long Beach, CA your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 153. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 38 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Long Beach, CA is 1 in 31.

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

A good indicator of whether Long Beach, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Long Beach, CA has increased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Long Beach, CA has decreased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Long Beach, CA has decreased by 7% year over year.

Long Beach police department

ItemLong BeachCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,13151,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.63.3
There are a total of 1,131 Long Beach police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33.4% less than the California average and 26% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rolling Hills, CA1,7600317317
Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58222918940
Marina del Rey, CA9,7821588761,034
Rossmoor, CA10,9331719511,122
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,412781,0481,125
Cudahy, CA24,1063068861,193
Cypress, CA48,9781411,4801,620
Long Beach, CA469,7936582,6723,330

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mesa, AZ470,4564162,1722,588
Kansas City, MO471,7671,7244,5446,268
Atlanta, GA456,3789364,7765,712
Sacramento, CA484,5306762,9373,612
Virginia Beach, VA449,7331381,9352,072
Long Beach, CA469,7936582,6723,330
Source: The Long Beach, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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