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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 14%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLong Beach/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,666n/a (estimate)2,9202,7722,489
Murder34n/a7.34.35.0
Rape249n/a53.237.542.6
Robbery958n/a204.7132.481.6
Assault1,128n/a241.0267.1250.2
Violent crime2,369n/a (estimate)506441379
Burglary2,185n/a466.9386.1340.5
Theft6,754n/a1,443.21,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft2,358n/a503.9358.8219.9
Property crime11,297n/a (estimate)2,4142,3312,110

Key findings

  • Long Beach crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Long Beach are 33% higher than the national average
  • In Long Beach you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Long Beach is safer than 18% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Long Beach has decreased by 10%

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Long Beach, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Long Beach are 1.05 times more than the California average and 1.17 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Long Beach are 1.15 times more than than California and 1.33 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Long Beach are 1.04 times more than than California and 1.14 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Long Beach (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Long Beach safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Long Beach is safer than 21% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Long Beach is safer than 18% 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. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Long Beach 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 198
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Long Beach is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Long Beach is 1 in 35
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Long Beach, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 198. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 42 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 is 1 in 35.

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

      A good indicator of whether Long 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 Long Beach has decreased by 28%, while the property crime rate in Long Beach has decreased by 5% year over year. The number of total crimes in Long Beach has decreased by 10% 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
      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, CA1,76054428482
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Los Alamitos, CA11,661521,1261,178
      Cudahy, CA24,1063748981,272
      Long Beach, CA469,7935062,4142,920

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mesa, AZ470,4563771,8692,246
      Kansas City, MO471,7671,4313,8565,287
      Atlanta, GA456,3782511,7502,001
      Sacramento, CA484,5306273,1823,809
      Virginia Beach, VA449,7331291,7611,890
      Long Beach, CA469,7935062,4142,920
      Source: The Long Beach, 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.