Total crime 17%
Violent crime 41%
Property crime 12%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsSouth/100k peoplePasadena/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,4792,905 (estimate)2,4522,7722,489
Violent crime613534 (estimate)432441379
Vehicle theft260n/a183.2358.8219.9
Property crime2,8662,371 (estimate)2,0202,3312,110

Key findings

  • South crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South are 41% higher than the national average
  • In South you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South is safer than 42% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Pasadena has increased by 1%

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

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      Daily Crime In South (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South is 1 in 188
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South is 1 in 43
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South is 1 in 35

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

      Pasadena police department

      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a33151,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.43.6

      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
      San Pasqual, CA2,01769366435
      Rose Hills, CA3,03399525624
      Sierra Madre, CA11,067137724861
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      East Pasadena, CA6,159158834992
      Bradbury, CA954929181,010
      Temple City, CA36,0841779151,091
      Pasadena, CA140,2684322,0202,452

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Orange, CA139,9191291,5621,691
      Fullerton, CA139,4912662,2522,518
      Dayton, OH141,1439624,0405,002
      Killeen, TX138,7453842,2602,644
      McAllen, TX138,475972,4812,577
      Pasadena, CA140,2684322,0202,452
      Source: The South, Pasadena, 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.