Crime in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Crime rates in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Level of crime
27.81 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years
31.13 Low
Worries home broken and things stolen
19.64 Very Low
Worries being mugged or robbed
18.11 Very Low
Worries car stolen
19.36 Very Low
Worries things from car stolen
22.28 Low
Worries attacked
18.94 Very Low
Worries being insulted
20.74 Low
Worries being subject to a physical attack because of your skin colour, ethnic origin or religion
46.88 Moderate
Problem people using or dealing drugs
64.52 High
Problem property crimes such as vandalism and theft
24.48 Low
Problem violent crimes such as assault and armed robbery
22.01 Low
Problem corruption and bribery
56.68 Moderate

Safety in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Safety walking alone during daylight
74.62 High
Safety walking alone during night
44.03 Moderate

Contributors: 531

Last update: April 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

#Anonymous on Mar 27, 2019 :
Don't listen to LT. Los Angeles is nowhere near as bad as places like Detroit or Chicago. I visit Los Angeles frequently and I have never felt unsafe. My advice for anybody visiting LA is to stay away from high populated homeless areas and the obvious dangerous ones like Compton or Skid Row. After saying all this, I'm pretty sure it's obvious that crime in LA is definitely moderate.
#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.