Los Angeles crime rate and crime statistics for 2022

Let’s dive deep into some stats, look at crime rates and graphs, and see how safe or dangerous Los Angeles really is.

What is the crime rate in Los Angeles?

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 30,078 violent crimes and had a crime rate of 804.28 per 100,000 population. Los Angeles’ crime rate is twice the national average and is on par with cities like Dallas, Phoenix, and Atlanta.

Population

violent crime

Crime rate in Los Angeles

2017

3,952,002

30,507

771.94

2018

3,960,456

30 126

760.67

2019

3,967,323

28,939

729.43

2020

3,898,747

28,359

727.39

2021

3,739,740

30,078

804.28

Here is a scale to give you an idea of ​​the violent crime rate in Los Angeles:

crime rate in los angeles

*All data from Los Angeles Police Department*

Does Los Angeles have a high crime rate?

Los Angeles has a high crime rate. Its crime rate is significantly higher than the national average, but still below the level of a “at risk” city.

Breakdown of crime rate in Los Angeles

Violent crime rate

Year over year, violent crime increased by 6%.

You have a 1 in 124 chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Los Angeles.

Here is a graph showing the evolution of violent crime in Los Angeles over a 12-year period. Violent crime was at its lowest level in 2013 and has nearly doubled since then.

Los Angeles violent crime chart

* Violent crimes include; homicides, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults.

Murder rate

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 397 murders and had a murder rate of 10.62 per 100,000 population.

Los Angeles’ murder rate is 1.6 times the national average.

You have a 1 in 9,420 chance of being a murder victim in Los Angeles.

Here’s a graph showing you how murders have evolved over the past 12 years in Los Angeles. Murders have increased by almost 60% since 2019

los angeles homicide chart

Here is a chart showing the murder rates of 14 major cities in the United States. Los Angeles has the 9th highest murder rate and is comparable to cities like Portland, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Murder rate

1. Philadelphia

35.4

2.Washington D.C.

32.2

3. Chicago

29.3

4.Oakland

28.6

5.Houston

20.3

6.Dallas

16.1

7. Phoenix

11.5

8.Portland

11

9. Los Angeles

10.6

10. Vegas

8.7

11. San Francisco

6.3

12. New York

5.7

13.San Diego

4.1

14. San Jose

2.9

Property crime rate

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 90,090 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 2,408.99 per 100,000 population.

The property crime rate in Los Angeles is 1.2 times the national average.

Year over year, property crimes increased by 4%.

You have a 1 in 42 chance of being a victim of property crime in Los Angeles.

Here is a graph that shows you the evolution of property crimes in Los Angeles over a period of 12 years.

Los Angeles property crime chart

* Property crimes include; burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson

Los Angeles crime rate compared to other cities in California (2020)

Here’s how Los Angeles’ violent crime rate compares to other cities in California. Los Angeles had the highest crime rate of any of California’s most populous cities.

Population

Violent Crimes (2020)

Violent crime rate (2020)

Oakland

440 646

5,937

1,347.34

Stockton

320 804

4023

1,254.04

Los Angeles

3,898,747

28,359

727.39

Sacramento

524,943

3547

675.69

Fresno

542 107

3560

656.70

San Francisco

873 965

4867

556.89

long beach

466,742

2343

501.99

Bakersfield

403 455

2007

497.45

San Jose

1,013,240

4375

431.78

San Diego

1,386,932

5303

382.35

Anaheim

346,824

1241

357.82

Los Angeles Crime Rate Comparison

Here is a list of the 22 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by crime rate. Los Angeles crime rate is 3.7 times lower than Monroe, the most dangerous city in the United States

crime rate in los angeles vs most dangerous cities in usa

How are Los Angeles crime rates calculated?

The crime rate is calculated by dividing the number of reported crimes by the total population; the result is multiplied by 100,000.

For example, in 2021 there were 397 murders in Los Angeles and the population was 3,739,740. This equates to a murder rate of 10.62 per 100,000 population.

How much has crime increased in Los Angeles??

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 120,168 total crimes, an increase of 4.6% from 2020.

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 30,078 violent crimes, an increase of 6% from 2020.

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 397 murders, an increase of 12% from 2020.

In 2021, Los Angeles reported 90,090 property crimes, an increase of 4.2% from 2020.

Is Los Angeles safe?

Statistically speaking, Los Angeles is a bit of a dangerous city. Its violent crime rate of 804.28 per 100,000 population and murder rate of 10.62 per 100,000 population are significantly higher than the national average.

Facts about Los Angeles, California

  • The population of Los Angeles in 2021 is 3,739,740 and is the 2nd most populous city in the United States.
  • The city covers an area of ​​469.49 square miles.
  • The city’s median age is 34.1 years.
  • The median household income in the city was $65,290. The city’s per capita income was $65,290.
  • 16.9% of the population lives below the poverty line.
  • 78.3% of residents age 25 and older are high school graduates. 35.6% of residents age 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • The median home price in Los Angeles is $950,000 in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Los Angeles is $2,995.