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Total crime 78%
Violent crime 246%
Property crime 48%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsCentral City/100k peopleLos Angeles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125,1044,430 (estimate)3,1152,7722,489
Murder258n/a6.44.35.0
Rape2,274n/a56.637.542.6
Robbery9,652n/a240.4132.481.6
Assault17,216n/a428.7267.1250.2
Violent crime29,4001,314 (estimate)732441379
Burglary13,809n/a343.9386.1340.5
Theft66,253n/a1,649.91,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft15,642n/a389.5358.8219.9
Property crime95,7043,116 (estimate)2,3832,3312,110

Key findings

  • Central City crime rates are 78% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Central City are 246% higher than the national average
  • In Central City you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Central City is safer than 21% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Central City (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Central City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Central City is 1 in 77
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Central City is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Central City is 1 in 23

      Year Over Year Crime In Los Angeles (per 100,000 people)

      Los Angeles police department

      ItemCentral CityLos AngelesCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a12,95651,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.43.6

      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
      San Pasqual, CA2,01769366435
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Sierra Madre, CA11,067137724861
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      East Pasadena, CA6,159158834992
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727322,3833,115

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      Houston, TX2,240,5821,0724,3195,392
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3246993,3154,014
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587084,3245,033
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727322,3833,115
      Source: The Central City, Los Angeles, 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.