Reported Annual Crime In South Lake Tahoe

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Lake Tahoe/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime540n/a (estimate)2,4812,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSouth Lake Tahoe/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape12n/a55.137.241.7
Robbery8n/a36.8143.298.0
Assault38n/a174.6264.2248.9
Violent crime58n/a (estimate)266449383
Burglary129n/a592.6446.9430.4
Theft280n/a1,286.31,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft73n/a335.4425.9237.4
Property crime482n/a (estimate)2,2142,4972,362

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A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in South Lake Tahoe, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in South Lake Tahoe, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in South Lake Tahoe, CA averages 16% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 10% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in South Lake Tahoe, CA is 41% lower than the average rate of crime in California and 30% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 11% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 6% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the South Lake Tahoe, CA area.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The South Lake Tahoe crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in South Lake Tahoe is 10% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.8 daily crimes that occur in South Lake Tahoe.
  • South Lake Tahoe is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In South Lake Tahoe you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in South Lake Tahoe has decreased by 13%.

Compare South Lake Tahoe, CA Crime To Other Cities

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in South Lake Tahoe, CA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for California as well as those across America as a whole. The South Lake Tahoe, CA total amount of daily offenses is 1.19 times less than the California average and 1.11 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in South Lake Tahoe, CA is 1.69 times less than the California average, and it is 1.44 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that South Lake Tahoe, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.13 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, CA compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that South Lake Tahoe, CA safer than 56% when compared to other California cities, and 42% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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, CA. At this time, South Lake Tahoe, CA 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 376
The chance of being a victim of property crime in South Lake Tahoe is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in South Lake Tahoe is 1 in 41
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in South Lake Tahoe, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in South Lake Tahoe, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 376. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 46 that you become a victim. 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, CA is 1 in 41.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in South Lake Tahoe, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in South Lake Tahoe, CA has decreased by 12%, while the property crime rate in South Lake Tahoe, CA has decreased by 13% year over year. Summing up the numbers, South Lake Tahoe, CA has decreased by 13% 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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
East Valley, NV1,46778367445
Kingsbury, NV2,24287410497
Sunnyside-Tahoe City, CA1,249109607716
Johnson Lane, NV6,2441929001,092
Minden, NV3,3591979271,124
Stateline, NV1,0832241,0531,277
Skyland, NV2622251,0551,280
South Lake Tahoe, CA21,5062662,2142,481

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Roselle, NJ21,5071471,5001,647
Allison Park, PA21,5152111,1121,323
Darien, CT21,519141,2461,260
Lakeside, CA21,4885322,9573,488
Midlothian, TX21,530891,6861,775
South Lake Tahoe, CA21,5062662,2142,481
Source: The South Lake Tahoe, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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