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Total crime 22%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 12%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Gate/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,998n/a (estimate)3,1372,8282,580
Murder1n/a1.04.45.0
Rape34n/a35.639.242.6
Robbery192n/a200.9137.386.2
Assault407n/a425.9266.5246.8
Violent crime634n/a (estimate)663447381
Burglary343n/a358.9416.2376.0
Theft1,376n/a1,439.81,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft645n/a674.9392.4228.9
Property crime2,364n/a (estimate)2,4742,3802,200

Key findings

  • South Gate crime rates are 22% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Gate are 74% higher than the national average
  • In South Gate you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Gate is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Gate has decreased by 21%

South Gate crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In South Gate (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in South Gate, CA per 100,000 people. In South Gate, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.11 times more than the California average and 1.22 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in South Gate is 1.48 times more than the California average and 1.74 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, South Gate has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the California average and 1.12 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is South Gate (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of South Gate to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is South Gate safe? The gauges above illustrate that South Gate is safer than 13% of every city located within California along with 12% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, South Gate, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Gate

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Gate is 1 in 151
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Gate is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Gate is 1 in 32
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in South Gate? If you reside in South Gate, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 151. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 41 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in South Gate, is 1 in 32.

      Year Over Year Crime In South Gate (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether South Gate is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in South Gate has decreased by 6%, while the property crime rate in South Gate has decreased by 24% year over year. The number of total crimes in South Gate has decreased by 21% year over year.

      South Gate police department

      ItemSouth GateCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11451,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.23.63.3
      There are a total of 114 South Gate police officers. This results in 1.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.1% less than the California average and 63.5% 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
      Rolling Hills, CA1,7600265265
      San Pasqual, CA2,01770373443
      Rose Hills, CA3,033101536636
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58244767811
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195145774919
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41275916991
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782157835992
      South Gate, CA95,2196632,4743,137

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      New Bedford, MA94,9886342,5503,184
      League City, TX94,9761011,6751,776
      Dearborn, MI95,5203341,9902,324
      Beaverton, OR94,8651922,0682,259
      Livonia, MI94,8491471,4011,548
      South Gate, CA95,2196632,4743,137
      Source: The South Gate, 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.