Total crime 135%
Violent crime 681%
Property crime 37%
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. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidentsChinatown/100k peopleLos Angeles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125,1045,856 (estimate)3,1152,7722,489
Violent crime29,4002,962 (estimate)732441379
Vehicle theft15,642n/a389.5358.8219.9
Property crime95,7042,894 (estimate)2,3832,3312,110

Key findings

  • Chinatown crime rates are 135% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chinatown are 681% higher than the national average
  • In Chinatown you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chinatown is safer than 21% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 4%

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

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      Daily Crime In Chinatown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chinatown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chinatown is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chinatown is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Chinatown is 1 in 18

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

      Los Angeles police department

      ItemChinatownLos 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
      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 Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.