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


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

Crime rate in Los Angeles, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Los Angeles, CA was 354 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.3 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 88.6% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Los Angeles crime rate fell by 2% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 258 - a decrease of 23 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Los Angeles has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Los Angeles, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Los Angeles:

353.9
West Hollywood:

526.8
Beverly Hills:

344.4
Culver City:

339.2
Burbank:

177.2
Santa Monica:

490.3
Inglewood:

338.7
Glendale:

104.0
Vernon:

27,539.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Los Angeles by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
489
(12.6)
480
(12.4)
395
(10.2)
384
(10.0)
312
(8.1)
293
(7.6)
297
(7.7)
299
(7.8)
251
(6.5)
260
(6.7)
282
(7.1)
293
(7.3)
281
(7.0)
258
(6.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1,105
(28.5)
1,059
(27.3)
1,004
(25.9)
949
(24.6)
903
(23.5)
923
(24.0)
828
(21.6)
936
(24.3)
764
(19.7)
1,126
(28.8)
2,209
(55.7)
2,343
(58.5)
2,455
(61.3)
2,528
(62.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
13,797
(356.4)
14,353
(370.0)
13,481
(348.3)
13,422
(348.5)
12,217
(317.4)
10,924
(284.4)
10,077
(262.6)
8,983
(233.0)
7,885
(203.3)
7,949
(203.5)
8,952
(225.9)
10,307
(257.2)
10,814
(269.9)
10,327
(256.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16,376
(423.0)
14,634
(377.2)
12,926
(334.0)
11,798
(306.4)
10,638
(276.4)
9,344
(243.2)
8,843
(230.5)
8,329
(216.1)
7,624
(196.6)
9,836
(251.8)
13,713
(346.0)
15,874
(396.1)
16,957
(423.2)
17,013
(422.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
22,592
(583.6)
20,359
(524.8)
19,629
(507.1)
19,726
(512.2)
18,435
(479.0)
17,410
(453.2)
17,264
(449.9)
16,388
(425.1)
15,728
(405.5)
15,070
(385.7)
16,160
(407.8)
15,821
(394.7)
16,668
(416.0)
15,988
(396.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
65,972
(1,704)
59,711
(1,539)
58,304
(1,506)
58,472
(1,518)
57,414
(1,492)
55,248
(1,438)
53,469
(1,393)
56,006
(1,453)
55,734
(1,437)
54,281
(1,389)
61,191
(1,544)
64,739
(1,615)
65,757
(1,641)
67,963
(1,687)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
28,721
(741.9)
25,389
(654.4)
23,524
(607.8)
22,623
(587.5)
18,391
(477.8)
17,046
(443.7)
15,597
(406.5)
15,084
(391.3)
14,382
(370.8)
13,788
(352.9)
16,152
(407.6)
18,591
(463.9)
19,193
(479.0)
17,316
(429.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2,229
(57.6)
2,356
(60.7)
2,207
(57.0)
1,967
(51.1)
1,561
(40.6)
1,341
(34.9)
1,376
(35.9)
1,262
(32.7)
1,430
(36.9)
1,137
(29.1)
1,131
(28.5)
1,241
(31.0)
1,414
(35.3)
1,654
(41.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)408.0383.7356.8349.1316.9293.2277.4267.2244.5258.6318.7347.1361.7353.9

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 4,154 registered sex offenders living in Los Angeles, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Los Angeles is 957 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Los Angeles, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Los Angeles:

414.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Los Angeles:

421.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Los Angeles:

399.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Los Angeles:

356.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Los Angeles:

269.7
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Los Angeles:

232.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Los Angeles:

264.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Los Angeles:

283.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Los Angeles:

303.1
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Los Angeles:

336.6
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Los Angeles:

372.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Los Angeles:

387.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Los Angeles:

425.6
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Los Angeles:

443.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Los Angeles:

498.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Los Angeles:

569.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Los Angeles:

609.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Los Angeles:

228.1
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Los Angeles:

237.1
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Los Angeles:

229.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Los Angeles:

219.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Los Angeles:

199.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Los Angeles:

208.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Los Angeles:

216.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Los Angeles:

220.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Los Angeles:

229.1
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Los Angeles:

242.1
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Los Angeles:

266.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Los Angeles:

267.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Los Angeles:

280.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Los Angeles:

313.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Los Angeles:

279.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Los Angeles:

307.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Los Angeles:

313.9
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 2018, including police officers: 13,010 (9,974 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 12,857 (9,988 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 12,692 (9,850 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 12,665 (9,863 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12,774 (9,907 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 12,616 (9,843 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 12,956 (9,992 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 12,724 (9,860 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 12,754 (9,858 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.57
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 13,195 (9,980 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 13,008 (9,743 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 12,869 (9,538 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 12,685 (9,393 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 12,420 (9,355 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 12,087 (9,070 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.45
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 12,394 (9,265 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.51
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Los Angeles, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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