Annual Crime In Pasadena (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePasadena/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,475n/a (estimate)2,4222,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePasadena/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a4.94.45.0
Rape47n/a32.839.242.6
Robbery174n/a121.3137.386.2
Assault319n/a222.4266.5246.8
Violent crime547n/a (estimate)381447381
Burglary663n/a462.2416.2376.0
Theft1,959n/a1,365.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft306n/a213.3392.4228.9
Property crime2,928n/a (estimate)2,0412,3802,200

Key findings

  • Pasadena crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pasadena are equal to the national average
  • In Pasadena you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pasadena is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pasadena has decreased by 12%

Pasadena crime map

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Compare Pasadena, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Pasadena (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Pasadena, CA per 100,000 people. In Pasadena, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.17 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Pasadena is 1.17 times less than the California average and 1.00 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Pasadena has a daily crime rate that is 1.17 times less than the California average and 1.08 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Pasadena (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Pasadena, CA in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Pasadena to other cities in the state and across the country, Pasadena is 40% safer than other cities of California and 31% safer than other cities in the nation. Pasadena has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pasadena

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pasadena is 1 in 263
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pasadena is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pasadena is 1 in 42
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Pasadena, CA? If you reside in Pasadena, then there is a 1 in 263 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 49. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 42 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Pasadena.

      Year Over Year Crime In Pasadena (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Pasadena 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 Pasadena has increased by 14% and the rate of property crime in Pasadena has decreased by 15%. The total crime rate in Pasadena has decreased by 12% year to year.

      Pasadena police department

      ItemPasadenaCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)33151,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.43.63.3
      There are a total of 331 Pasadena police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.3% less than the California average and 27% less 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, CA2,01770373443
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Sierra Madre, CA11,06763859923
      East Pasadena, CA6,1591608521,011
      Cudahy, CA24,1063737751,149
      La Habra Heights, CA5,4061111,2191,330
      Pasadena, CA140,2683812,0412,422

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Orange, CA139,9191131,7561,869
      Fullerton, CA139,4912352,5932,829
      Dayton, OH141,1439224,5135,435
      Killeen, TX138,7453902,2542,644
      McAllen, TX138,475852,6712,756
      Pasadena, CA140,2683812,0412,422
      Source: The Pasadena, 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.