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Crime rate in Long Beach, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


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

Crime rate in Long Beach, CA

The 2019 crime rate in Long Beach, CA is 297 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 84.0% U.S. cities. The 2019 Long Beach crime rate fell by 11% compared to 2018. The number of homicides stood at 34 - an increase of 4 compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Long Beach has seen decreasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Long Beach, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Long Beach:

297.4
Signal Hill:

480.0
Lakewood:

196.2
Hawaiian Gardens:

236.6
Seal Beach:

126.6
Los Alamitos:

79.5
Bellflower:

230.7
Artesia:

212.1
Carson:

255.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Long Beach by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
41
(8.6)
42
(8.9)
40
(8.6)
40
(8.6)
32
(6.9)
25
(5.3)
32
(6.8)
34
(7.2)
23
(4.9)
36
(7.6)
33
(6.9)
22
(4.7)
30
(6.4)
34
(7.3)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
134
(28.0)
138
(29.1)
120
(25.7)
131
(28.2)
134
(29.0)
112
(23.9)
115
(24.5)
103
(21.9)
110
(23.3)
177
(37.2)
197
(41.3)
203
(43.1)
219
(46.6)
249
(53.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,440
(301.1)
1,506
(317.7)
1,487
(318.4)
1,381
(297.6)
1,202
(260.0)
1,320
(282.2)
1,239
(263.7)
1,118
(238.0)
889
(188.7)
1,054
(221.3)
1,138
(238.8)
1,237
(262.4)
979
(208.1)
958
(204.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,805
(377.4)
1,740
(367.1)
1,511
(323.5)
1,609
(346.8)
1,352
(292.5)
1,400
(299.3)
1,319
(280.7)
1,091
(232.3)
1,282
(272.1)
1,499
(314.7)
1,478
(310.2)
1,639
(347.7)
2,056
(437.0)
1,128
(241.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2,896
(605.5)
2,905
(612.9)
3,080
(659.5)
3,116
(671.6)
2,929
(633.6)
3,275
(700.2)
3,799
(808.5)
3,776
(804.0)
3,482
(739.1)
3,094
(649.6)
2,988
(627.1)
2,765
(586.6)
2,328
(494.9)
2,185
(466.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
6,598
(1,380)
7,214
(1,522)
7,039
(1,507)
7,166
(1,544)
6,524
(1,411)
7,329
(1,567)
7,702
(1,639)
6,868
(1,462)
6,875
(1,459)
8,413
(1,766)
8,377
(1,758)
7,104
(1,507)
7,315
(1,555)
6,754
(1,443)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3,284
(686.6)
2,860
(603.4)
2,872
(614.9)
2,361
(508.9)
2,189
(473.5)
2,212
(473.0)
2,630
(559.7)
2,355
(501.4)
2,081
(441.7)
2,830
(594.1)
2,859
(600.0)
2,729
(578.9)
2,279
(484.4)
2,358
(503.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
103
(21.5)
123
(26.0)
130
(27.8)
107
(23.1)
79
(17.1)
103
(22.0)
104
(22.1)
97
(20.7)
78
(16.6)
69
(14.5)
117
(24.6)
127
(26.9)
127
(27.0)
153
(32.7)
City-Data.com crime index357.9361.8353.5348.0312.2323.9335.4304.8284.9337.8342.8339.7335.4297.4

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 776 registered sex offenders living in Long Beach, California as of January 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Long Beach is 606 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Long Beach, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2019
Long Beach:

290.6
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Long Beach:

381.9
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Long Beach:

357.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Long Beach:

329.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Long Beach:

320.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Long Beach:

263.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Long Beach:

271.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Long Beach:

310.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Long Beach:

325.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Long Beach:

319.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Long Beach:

367.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Long Beach:

363.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Long Beach:

389.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Long Beach:

384.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Long Beach:

378.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Long Beach:

366.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Long Beach:

353.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Long Beach:

362.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Long Beach:

241.1
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Long Beach:

249.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Long Beach:

279.5
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Long Beach:

303.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Long Beach:

307.3
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Long Beach:

287.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Long Beach:

309.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Long Beach:

327.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Long Beach:

289.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Long Beach:

268.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Long Beach:

287.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Long Beach:

299.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Long Beach:

289.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Long Beach:

293.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Long Beach:

311.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Long Beach:

289.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Long Beach:

286.9
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Long Beach:

304.9
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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1,203 (817 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,164 (824 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,180 (799 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,173 (806 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,123 (771 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,105 (786 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.67
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,117 (775 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,131 (801 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.70
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,193 (847 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.81
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,252 (889 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,328 (955 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,361 (963 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,377 (970 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,363 (901 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,344 (896 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,355 (877 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,438 (916 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Long Beach, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 90731, 90755, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90806, 90808, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822, 90831.