Total crime 11%
Violent crime 36%
Property crime 6%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsVan Nuys/100k peopleLos Angeles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125,1042,753 (estimate)3,1152,7722,489
Violent crime29,400515 (estimate)732441379
Vehicle theft15,642n/a389.5358.8219.9
Property crime95,7042,238 (estimate)2,3832,3312,110

Key findings

  • Van Nuys crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Van Nuys are 36% higher than the national average
  • In Van Nuys you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Van Nuys is safer than 45% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Van Nuys (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Van Nuys

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Van Nuys is 1 in 195
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Nuys is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Nuys is 1 in 37

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

      Los Angeles police department

      ItemVan NuysLos 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
      Bell Canyon, CA2,15969366435
      Santa Susana, CA1,057122643765
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Topanga, CA7,858155818973
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      Hidden Hills, CA1,57353946998
      Santa Clarita, CA180,3031279441,071
      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 Van Nuys, 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.