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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 2022 crime rate in Los Angeles, CA is 389 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.4% U.S. cities. The 2022 Los Angeles crime rate rose by 19% compared to 2020. The number of homicides stood at 387 - an increase of 36 compared to 2020. In the last 5 years Los Angeles has seen increasing violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Los Angeles, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Los Angeles:

388.8
West Hollywood:

574.1
Beverly Hills:

347.8
Culver City:

472.5
Burbank:

212.3
Santa Monica:

460.2
Inglewood:

390.6
Glendale:

132.2
Vernon:

23,962.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Los Angeles by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
312
(8.1)
293
(7.7)
297
(7.7)
299
(7.8)
251
(6.5)
260
(6.7)
282
(7.1)
293
(7.3)
281
(7.0)
258
(6.4)
258
(6.4)
351
(8.8)
387
(10.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
903
(23.5)
923
(24.3)
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)
2,274
(56.6)
1,983
(49.6)
2,083
(54.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12,217
(317.4)
10,924
(288.0)
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)
9,652
(240.4)
8,013
(200.3)
9,124
(239.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10,638
(276.4)
9,344
(246.4)
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)
17,216
(428.7)
18,535
(463.3)
20,178
(529.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
18,435
(479.0)
17,410
(459.0)
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)
13,809
(343.9)
13,773
(344.3)
15,013
(394.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
57,414
(1,492)
55,248
(1,457)
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)
66,253
(1,650)
50,990
(1,275)
62,665
(1,645)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
18,391
(477.8)
17,046
(449.5)
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)
15,642
(389.5)
21,169
(529.1)
25,493
(669.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1,561
(40.6)
1,341
(35.4)
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)
1,672
(41.6)
2,994
(74.8)
1,881
(49.4)
City-Data.com crime index316.9297.0277.4267.2244.5258.6318.7347.1361.7353.9337.2327.4388.8

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 5,823 registered sex offenders living in Los Angeles, California as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Los Angeles is 683 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Los Angeles, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2022
Los Angeles:

459.6
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Los Angeles:

398.9
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Los Angeles:

404.0
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Los Angeles:

414.8
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Los Angeles:

421.8
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Los Angeles:

399.7
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Los Angeles:

356.0
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Los Angeles:

269.7
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Los Angeles:

232.6
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Los Angeles:

264.3
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Los Angeles:

283.6
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Los Angeles:

307.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Los Angeles:

336.6
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Los Angeles:

372.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Los Angeles:

328.6
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Los Angeles:

360.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Los Angeles:

376.1
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Los Angeles:

261.5
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Los Angeles:

212.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Los Angeles:

209.7
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Los Angeles:

228.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

232.1
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:

227.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Los Angeles:

237.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Los Angeles:

265.6
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 12,166 (9,474 officers - 7,711 male; 1,763 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 12,863 (9,863 officers - 8,067 male; 1,796 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 12,954 (10,002 officers - 8,166 male; 1,836 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
California average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13,010 (9,974 officers - 8,133 male; 1,841 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 12,857 (9,988 officers - 8,146 male; 1,842 female).
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 - 8,029 male; 1,821 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.46
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 12,665 (9,863 officers - 8,009 male; 1,854 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 12,774 (9,907 officers - 8,026 male; 1,881 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.54
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 12,616 (9,843 officers - 7,974 male; 1,869 female).
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 - 8,063 male; 1,929 female).
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 - 7,969 male; 1,891 female).
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 - 7,983 male; 1,875 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.60
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 13,195 (9,980 officers - 8,090 male; 1,890 female).
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 - 7,921 male; 1,822 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
California average:

2.55

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 12,869 (9,538 officers - 7,753 male; 1,785 female).
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 - 7,648 male; 1,745 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 12,420 (9,355 officers - 7,587 male; 1,768 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 12,087 (9,070 officers - 7,368 male; 1,702 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 12,394 (9,265 officers - 7,522 male; 1,743 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
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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