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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


Crime rates in Los Angeles by year

Type

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2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
515
(13.4)
518
(13.4)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1,226
(31.9)
1,131
(29.3)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16,577
(431.8)
14,181
(367.0)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30,506
(794.7)
26,956
(697.6)
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)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
25,115
(654.2)
23,182
(599.9)
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)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
77,111
(2,008.7)
72,045
(1,864.5)
65,972
(1,704.2)
59,711
(1,539.2)
58,304
(1,506.4)
58,472
(1,518.4)
57,414
(1,491.7)
55,248
(1,438.1)
53,469
(1,393.4)
56,006
(1,452.8)
55,734
(1,436.9)
54,281
(1,389.4)
61,191
(1,544.2)
64,739
(1,615.3)
65,757
(1,641.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33,555
(874.1)
29,973
(775.7)
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)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2,072
(54.0)
1,926
(49.8)
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)
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 280.6)552.0478.5408.0383.7356.8349.1316.9293.2277.4267.2244.5258.6318.7347.1361.7

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime 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 4,056 registered sex offenders living in Los Angeles, California as of March 25, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Los Angeles to the number of sex offenders is 980 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


City-Data.com crime index in Los Angeles, CA compared to other U.S. cities
See how dangerous Los Angeles, CA is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Los Angeles:

361.7
West Hollywood:

435.6
Beverly Hills:

354.7
Culver City:

345.6
Burbank:

200.2
Santa Monica:

438.9
Inglewood:

364.7
Glendale:

120.8
Vernon:

29,345.1
When are crimes committed in Los Angeles, CA?
Violent crime rate in 2017
Los Angeles:

421.8
U.S. Average:

214.8

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:

588.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Los Angeles:

690.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Los Angeles:

739.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Los Angeles:

756.9
U.S. Average:

276.6

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:

329.6
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Los Angeles:

372.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Los Angeles:

380.6
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Los Angeles:

379.4
U.S. Average:

337.2

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
City-data.com crime index
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:

2.32

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:

2.83

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:

2.31

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:

2.32

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:

2.34

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:

2.36

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:

2.40

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:

2.46

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:

2.52

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:

2.56

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:

2.48

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
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

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