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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 51%
Property crime 5%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTorrance/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,209n/a (estimate)2,2372,5812,346
Murder3n/a2.15.66.5
Rape44n/a30.734.238.4
Robbery105n/a73.2113.673.9
Assault122n/a85.1288.7279.7
Violent crime274n/a (estimate)191442388
Burglary378n/a263.6369.7314.2
Theft2,060n/a1,436.31,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft497n/a346.5427.6246.0
Property crime2,935n/a (estimate)2,0462,1391,958

Key findings

  • Torrance crime rates are 5% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Torrance are 51% lower than the national average
  • In Torrance you have a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Torrance is safer than 44% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Torrance has increased by 4%

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 1.15 times less than the California average and 1.05 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Torrance is 2.31 times less than the California average and 2.03 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Torrance has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the California average and 1.05 times more 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 63% of every city located within California along with 44% 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 524
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Torrance is 1 in 49
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Torrance is 1 in 45
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Torrance? In Torrance, you have a 1 in 524 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 49. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Torrance, CA is 1 in 45.

      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 decreased by 1%, the amount of property crime in Torrance has increased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Torrance has increased by 4% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rolling Hills, CA1,7600326326
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230649679
      Ladera Heights, CA7,195144696839
      Marina del Rey, CA9,782155751906
      Rancho Palos Verdes, CA42,412104807911
      Rossmoor, CA10,933168815983
      View Park-Windsor Hills, CA11,6402261,0951,322
      Torrance, CA147,3071912,0462,237

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Joliet, IL147,5155071,4581,965
      Bridgeport, CT147,0225741,7422,316
      Paterson, NJ146,8949891,4902,479
      Hollywood, FL148,1143462,1202,466
      Clarksville, TN146,2816102,2432,853
      Torrance, CA147,3071912,0462,237
      Source: The Torrance, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.