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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 7%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTorrance/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,133n/a (estimate)2,1582,7722,489
Murder3n/a2.14.35.0
Rape26n/a17.937.542.6
Robbery114n/a78.5132.481.6
Assault137n/a94.4267.1250.2
Violent crime280n/a (estimate)193441379
Burglary399n/a274.8386.1340.5
Theft2,161n/a1,488.51,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft293n/a201.8358.8219.9
Property crime2,853n/a (estimate)1,9652,3312,110

Key findings

  • Torrance crime rates are 13% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Torrance are 49% lower than the national average
  • In Torrance you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Torrance is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Torrance has increased by 7%

Torrance crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Torrance (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Torrance, CA per 100,000 people. In Torrance, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.28 times less than the California average and 1.15 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Torrance is 2.29 times less than the California average and 1.97 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Torrance has a daily crime rate that is 1.19 times less than the California average and 1.07 times less than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Torrance (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Torrance to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Torrance safe? The gauges above illustrate that Torrance is safer than 64% of every city located within California along with 47% 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, Torrance, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Torrance

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Torrance is 1 in 519
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Torrance is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Torrance is 1 in 47
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Torrance? In Torrance, you have a 1 in 519 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 51. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Torrance, CA is 1 in 47.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Torrance, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Torrance has increased by 6%, the amount of property crime in Torrance has increased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Torrance has increased by 7% year over year.

      Torrance police department

      ItemTorranceCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)30851,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.13.63.3
      There are a total of 308 Torrance police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 42.3% less than the California average and 35.9% 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, CA1,76054428482
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230657687
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,41269746815
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195143758901
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155818973
      Rossmoor, CA10,9331688881,056
      Cudahy, CA24,1063748981,272
      Torrance, CA147,3071931,9652,158

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Joliet, IL147,5155071,4581,965
      Bridgeport, CT147,0225821,7012,283
      Paterson, NJ146,8948412,1623,003
      Hollywood, FL148,1142912,6552,946
      Clarksville, TN146,2815792,7923,371
      Torrance, CA147,3071931,9652,158
      Source: The Torrance, 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.