Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
Chinatown crime rates are not available from the FBI's UCR (uniform crime reporting) program, as a result, estimates are displayed in the table above. The crime reporting program from the FBI does cover more than 98% of the larger metropolitan areas, which represents more than 309 million U.S. residents. This data is gathered from more than 18,000 law enforcement agencies which include tribal, state, county, college, university and city levels. However, the FBI does not report crime on a neighborhood level, therefore estimates were used to calculate the Chinatown crime data. These estimates take into account the overall Los Angeles crime rates (violent and property), as well as multiple other factors which include: poverty rates, unemployment rates, income, educational achievement, home prices, rent prices and population density. To view crime rates on a block group level, the Chinatown crime map below provides a hyper-local overview of all crimes reported throughout Los Angeles.
StatisticReportedincidentsChinatown/100k peopleLos Angeles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime134,9436,321 (estimate)3,5432,8432,324
Violent crime31,7723,201 (estimate)834500370
Vehicle theft25,493n/a669.3471.9282.7
Property crime103,1713,120 (estimate)2,7082,3431,954

Chinatown crime map

The Chinatown crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chinatown as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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. Please note that the red areas on the Chinatown crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Chinatown crime rates are 172% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chinatown are 766% higher than the national average
  • In Chinatown you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chinatown is safer than 23% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Los Angeles has increased by 23%

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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 32
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chinatown is 1 in 33
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chinatown is 1 in 16

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

        Los Angeles police department

        Item Chinatown Los Angeles California
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a12,95651,506
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.43.6

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Pasqual, CA2,03878368446
        Rose Hills, CA2,619113527640
        Ladera Heights, CA6,419163762925
        Marina del Rey, CA10,065175822998
        Sierra Madre, CA10,829939091,002
        East Pasadena, CA6,0251798381,017
        View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6212561,2001,456
        Los Angeles, CA3,973,2788342,7083,543

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Chicago, IL2,699,3475403,1333,673
        Houston, TX2,313,2381,1424,5825,723
        Phoenix, AZ1,658,4228252,9023,727
        Philadelphia, PA1,581,5311,0414,3215,363
        San Antonio, TX1,529,1338835,0695,951
        Los Angeles, CA3,973,2788342,7083,543
        Source: The Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.