Crime in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Crime rates in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Level of crime
59.67 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
62.04 High
Worries home broken and things stolen
47.25 Moderate
Worries being mugged or robbed
46.74 Moderate
Worries car stolen
46.98 Moderate
Worries things from car stolen
56.15 Moderate
Worries attacked
47.31 Moderate
Worries being insulted
48.85 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin color, ethnic origin, gender or religion
35.18 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.71 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
61.26 High
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
55.09 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
53.41 Moderate

Safety in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
66.36 High
Safety walking alone during night
42.74 Moderate

Contributors: 416

Last update: March 2023

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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10 Comments so far
Anonymous on Dec 07, 2021:
Crime, poverty, homelessness, drug use escalating. Home robberies, shootings, and drive by muggings increasing. Homelessness is a huge problem. Parts of Hollywood and Santa Monica look like Skid Row. You have to walk around tents, sleeping bags, and used needles on the sidewalks of Hollywood. Couple years ago a woman was assaulted by a homeless man in broad daylight on a busy intersection in Hollywood. She was getting in her car and he threw a bucket of his own diarhhea on her.
Anonymous on Jul 07, 2021:
Its not just LA that has been experiencing these problems.
The entirety of California is just like LA now.
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.