Crime in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Crime rates in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Level of crime
55.77 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
56.54 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
43.39 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
42.86 Moderate
Worries car stolen
43.77 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
52.72 Moderate
Worries attacked
43.10 Moderate
Worries being insulted
45.96 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
32.49 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
61.30 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
57.48 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
50.88 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
49.85 Moderate

Safety in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
70.58 High
Safety walking alone during night
46.74 Moderate

Contributors: 349

Last update: June 2021

These data are based on perceptions of visitors of this website in the past 3 years.

If the value is 0, it means it is perceived as very low, and if the value is 100, it means it is perceived as very high.

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11 Comments so far
Anonymous on Apr 13, 2021:
Lol you got mugged for your Gucci sandals huh? Welcome to LA baby
Brookie on Nov 30, 2020:
I don't like this city. It is way too dangerous, i was carrying an umbrella. The umbrella flipped inside out, while i was distracted trying to fix it i was mugged by a homeless dude on drugs, he had hedge clippers. He stole my gucci flipflops and i had to walk all the way back to my hotel BAREFOOT. I was scammed by this hotel, they didn't have breakfast in bed, and that is the true crime here.
Chrissie on Nov 24, 2020:
I havent been there but i heard that it is a good city
mason on Aug 02, 2020:
im honestly surprised at how low this crime score is. There are tons of homeless people on drugs here.
Louis on Jul 25, 2020:
Just as bad as London in my opinion, both cities are terrible.
Dimitry on Apr 09, 2020:
If this is “moderately safe”, what is “dangerous”?
This is a war zone - if you are riding buses or trains, or even just walk down the street, there is a whole bunch of aggressive weirdos looking for fight. Many of them are on drugs or having mental problems. Pepper spray is a must.
Devon on May 18, 2019:
If you come to LA, try to stay away from Skid Row at all costs. The homeless population is high everywhere but especially there. It’s easy to find yourself in the middle of Skid Row unexpectedly because it’s such an integrated part of the city. The Arts District is literally right on top of it. You put in the address to a nice place for lunch and are suddenly driving through complete disarray and chaos. My advice is to stay in West LA such as West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Westwood, Brentwood, Santa Monica (where I live, still have a homeless issue regarding assaults both physical and verbal but much better than other places.) LA is relatively safe depending on the area. As a young woman, I would walk alone at night in Beverly Hills but would not if I was in the heart of Hollywood or in Venice. Really depends on the area.
Lt. on Mar 21, 2019:
This website should adjust its LA crime stats.

I've lived in LA for 30+ years and live/work Beverly Hills/West LA and Downtown LA. I also traverse all areas of the city and have spoken to countless victims of crime and have myself been victim more than several times over the past three decades and have recently been victim two times within the past 14 months (robberies/home invasions, assault on sidewalk, vehicular assault, criminal threats) -- primarily in broad daylight.

Crime and muggings have escalated rapidly in the past several years across the city (from Beverly Hills to Mid City to Downtown). Specifically, "drive by" muggings (someone hops out of a car, beats you down and robs you then hops back in the car and drives off) and home invasions (solo or in teams) both at day and night. The increased cost of living and displacement due to gentrification of select neighborhoods has contributed greatly to this increase in crime.

LA IS IN NO WAY "MODERATELY SAFE". Poverty and mental health issues - and flat out career criminals - are running this town.
Victoria on Jan 04, 2019:
Los Angeles is a wonderful city full of lovely people. I wouldn't worry about being robbed, mugged, or even pick pocketed. We do have a homelessness problem so be careful in Santa Monica or Downtown, but the worst I've ever seen is someone being yelled at by a stranger suffering from a mental illness. I've lived here for 13 years and while the people are not nearly as friendly or welcoming as I've noticed in other parts of the world, they are generally not dangerous. My only safety warning goes to women who are at clubs or partying, just watch your drinks.
Aaron on Feb 11, 2018:
One block you can be in an utopia, across the street razor wire fences and muggings in public.
Bonnie on Nov 03, 2017:
Lived here for 7 years. It can get pretty ugly. I'm glad I left!