F
Total crime 12%
Violent crime 117%
Property crime 6%
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 Lake Tahoe/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime636n/a (estimate)2,8832,8282,580
Murder3n/a13.64.45.0
Rape9n/a40.839.242.6
Robbery22n/a99.7137.386.2
Assault148n/a670.9266.5246.8
Violent crime182n/a (estimate)825447381
Burglary114n/a516.8416.2376.0
Theft279n/a1,264.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft61n/a276.5392.4228.9
Property crime454n/a (estimate)2,0582,3802,200

Key findings

  • South Lake Tahoe crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in South Lake Tahoe are 117% higher than the national average
  • In South Lake Tahoe you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • South Lake Tahoe is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in South Lake Tahoe has increased by 16%

South Lake Tahoe crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The South Lake Tahoe crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in South Lake Tahoe 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 Lake Tahoe crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around South Lake Tahoe

See all the best places to live around South Lake Tahoe

Compare South Lake Tahoe, CA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in South Lake Tahoe?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in South Lake Tahoe?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all South Lake Tahoe poll results

      Daily Crime In South Lake Tahoe (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in South Lake Tahoe for every 100,000 residents. The South Lake Tahoe total amount of daily crime is 1.02 times more than the California average and 1.12 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in South Lake Tahoe, is 1.84 times more than the California average, and it is 2.17 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that South Lake Tahoe has a daily crime average that is 1.16 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is South Lake Tahoe (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in South Lake Tahoe, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is South Lake Tahoe safe? In the graphs above, it shows that South Lake Tahoe is safer than 10% of California cities, and 9% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than South Lake Tahoe. At this time, South Lake Tahoe sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in South Lake Tahoe

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in South Lake Tahoe is 1 in 122
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Lake Tahoe is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in South Lake Tahoe is 1 in 35
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in South Lake Tahoe? If you reside in South Lake Tahoe, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 122. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 49 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 Lake Tahoe, is 1 in 35.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in South Lake Tahoe, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in South Lake Tahoe has increased by 210%, while the property crime rate in South Lake Tahoe has decreased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, South Lake Tahoe has increased by 16% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      South Lake Tahoe police department

      ItemSouth Lake TahoeCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.53.63.3
      There are a total of 55 South Lake Tahoe police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.5% less than the California average and 21.6% 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
      East Valley, NV1,46776342418
      Kingsbury, NV2,24285382467
      Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA1,249109579687
      Johnson Lane, NV6,2441868401,027
      Minden, NV3,3591928651,057
      Stateline, NV1,0832189821,200
      Lakeridge, NV2582199851,204
      South Lake Tahoe, CA21,5068252,0582,883

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roselle, NJ21,5072071,2901,496
      Allison Park, PA21,5152061,0051,212
      Darien, CT21,519181,1751,193
      Lakeside, CA21,4885292,8183,348
      Midlothian, TX21,530841,2751,359
      South Lake Tahoe, CA21,5068252,0582,883
      Source: The South Lake Tahoe, 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.