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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 86%
Property crime 10%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLos Angeles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime114,814n/a (estimate)2,8702,5812,346
Murder351n/a8.85.66.5
Rape1,983n/a49.634.238.4
Robbery8,013n/a200.3113.673.9
Assault18,535n/a463.3288.7279.7
Violent crime28,882n/a (estimate)722442388
Burglary13,773n/a344.3369.7314.2
Theft50,990n/a1,274.61,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft21,169n/a529.1427.6246.0
Property crime85,932n/a (estimate)2,1482,1391,958

Key findings

  • Los Angeles crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Los Angeles are 86% higher than the national average
  • In Los Angeles you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Los Angeles is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 8%

Los Angeles crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Los Angeles (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Los Angeles for every 100,000 residents. The Los Angeles total amount of daily crime is 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.22 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Los Angeles, is 1.63 times more than the California average, and it is 1.86 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Los Angeles has a daily crime average that is 1.00 times more than the California average and 1.10 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Los Angeles (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Los Angeles, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Los Angeles safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Los Angeles is safer than 11% of California cities, and 11% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Los Angeles. At this time, Los Angeles sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Los Angeles

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Los Angeles is 1 in 139
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Los Angeles is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Los Angeles is 1 in 35
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Los Angeles, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 139. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 47 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 Los Angeles is 1 in 35.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Los Angeles is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 1% and the rate of property crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 10%. The total crime rate in Los Angeles has decreased by 8% year to year.

      Los Angeles police department

      ItemLos AngelesCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)12,95651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.63.3
      There are a total of 12,956 Los Angeles police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 7% less than the California average and 3.4% greater 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
      San Pasqual, CA2,01769336405
      Rose Hills, CA3,033100482581
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195144696839
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155751906
      East Pasadena, CA6,159158765923
      Sierra Madre, CA11,067130798928
      Temple City, CA36,0841378981,035
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727222,1482,870

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chicago, IL2,714,0179432,9833,926
      Houston, TX2,240,5821,2564,1795,435
      Philadelphia, PA1,559,9389093,0974,006
      Phoenix, AZ1,555,3247982,9893,788
      San Antonio, TX1,439,3587353,6274,362
      Los Angeles, CA3,918,8727222,1482,870
      Source: The Los Angeles, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.