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Crime rate in Compton, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Compton, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Compton, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Compton, CA was 498 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.8 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 95.7% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Compton crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 22 - an increase of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Compton has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Compton, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Compton:

497.8
Lynwood:

307.3
Paramount:

315.3
South Gate:

312.7
Carson:

241.7
Gardena:

292.8
Cudahy:

176.6
Bellflower:

249.2
Huntington Park:

402.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Compton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
65
(67.1)
39
(40.4)
37
(38.5)
28
(29.6)
36
(38.4)
25
(26.6)
17
(17.4)
21
(21.4)
36
(36.8)
25
(25.5)
13
(13.1)
35
(35.4)
21
(21.5)
22
(22.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
40
(41.3)
50
(51.8)
42
(43.8)
48
(50.8)
36
(38.4)
25
(26.6)
45
(46.1)
33
(33.7)
26
(26.6)
27
(27.5)
33
(33.3)
38
(38.4)
33
(33.8)
38
(38.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
474
(489.3)
534
(553.3)
466
(485.5)
595
(629.5)
509
(542.2)
477
(507.9)
380
(389.4)
428
(436.5)
360
(367.7)
353
(359.4)
332
(334.9)
365
(369.2)
441
(451.3)
424
(433.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,152
(1,189)
1,049
(1,087)
1,078
(1,123)
1,067
(1,129)
876
(933.2)
800
(851.8)
625
(640.4)
736
(750.6)
820
(837.5)
724
(737.1)
610
(615.4)
691
(699.0)
669
(684.6)
690
(705.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
638
(658.6)
578
(598.8)
636
(662.6)
896
(948.0)
768
(818.1)
847
(901.9)
800
(819.8)
574
(585.4)
579
(591.4)
542
(551.8)
496
(500.4)
371
(375.3)
411
(420.6)
362
(370.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
971
(1,002)
931
(964.6)
1,034
(1,077)
1,409
(1,491)
1,355
(1,443)
1,223
(1,302)
1,202
(1,232)
1,006
(1,026)
1,160
(1,185)
1,366
(1,391)
1,147
(1,157)
1,367
(1,383)
1,402
(1,435)
1,349
(1,380)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,006
(1,038)
902
(934.5)
1,135
(1,182)
1,028
(1,088)
928
(988.6)
714
(760.3)
863
(884.3)
819
(835.2)
799
(816.1)
711
(723.9)
767
(773.8)
790
(799.1)
770
(787.9)
848
(867.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
91
(93.9)
99
(102.6)
82
(85.4)
95
(100.5)
91
(96.9)
41
(43.7)
39
(40.0)
40
(40.8)
39
(39.8)
51
(51.9)
53
(53.5)
46
(46.5)
54
(55.3)
58
(59.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)721.1660.9666.4727.5650.8573.3494.0499.6526.7480.3419.6497.6492.1497.8

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 273 registered sex offenders living in Compton, California as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Compton is 357 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Compton, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Compton:

653.5
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Compton:

644.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Compton:

643.3
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Compton:

534.7
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Compton:

626.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Compton:

702.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Compton:

670.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Compton:

595.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Compton:

759.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Compton:

852.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Compton:

989.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Compton:

925.1
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Compton:

952.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Compton:

1,014.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Compton:

841.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Compton:

849.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Compton:

986.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Compton:

273.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Compton:

274.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Compton:

264.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Compton:

274.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Compton:

288.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Compton:

299.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Compton:

293.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Compton:

358.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Compton:

359.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Compton:

384.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Compton:

427.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Compton:

363.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Compton:

308.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Compton:

337.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Compton:

311.0
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Compton:

276.2
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Compton:

321.2
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Zip codes: 90059, 90221, 90222, 90262, 90805.