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Crime in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Crime rates in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Level of crime
49.45 Moderate
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
48.93 Moderate
Worries home broken and things stolen
38.90 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
37.41 Low
Worries car stolen
38.14 Low
Worries things from car stolen
45.71 Moderate
Worries attacked
38.00 Low
Worries being insulted
41.61 Moderate
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
29.59 Low
Problem people using or dealing drugs
54.98 Moderate
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
50.09 Moderate
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
44.80 Moderate
Problem corruption and bribery
43.96 Moderate

Safety in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.46 High
Safety walking alone during night
51.71 Moderate

Contributors: 281

Last update: October 2019

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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7 Comments so far

#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!
#Cap on May 22, 2017 :
L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world and is generally safe for visitors or tourist.
#Anonymous on Apr 08, 2017 :
L.A. is a big city with a lot of things to do and people. Crime rate here is moderate and you should be street smart here too.