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Total crime 51%
Violent crime 321%
Property crime 3%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsWatts/100k peopleLos Angeles/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime125,1043,763 (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 crime29,4001,599 (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 crime95,7042,164 (estimate)2,3832,3312,110

Key findings

  • Watts crime rates are 51% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Watts are 321% higher than the national average
  • In Watts you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Watts is safer than 25% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Los Angeles has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Watts (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Watts

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Watts is 1 in 63
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Watts is 1 in 47
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Watts is 1 in 27

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

      Los Angeles police department

      ItemWattsLos 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
      Rolling Hills, CA1,76054428482
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      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 Watts, 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.