The crime rate in Pasadena is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Pasadena is 1 in 43. Based on FBI crime data, Pasadena is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Maryland, Pasadena has a crime rate that is higher than 50% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.
How does the crime rate in Pasadena compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Pasadena with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Pasadena's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.
The crime data that NeighborhoodScout used for this analysis are the seven offenses from the uniform crime reports, collected by the FBI from 17,000 local law enforcement agencies, and include both violent and property crimes, combined.
Now let us turn to take a look at how Pasadena does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Pasadena.
From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Pasadena occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Pasadena; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 283. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.
Moreover, the rate of property crime in Pasadena; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 20 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.
Pasadena Crime Data
(100 is safest)
Safer than 39% of the cities in the US.
Pasadena Annual Crimes
annual crimes per 1,000 residents
Violent Crime Comparison
per 1,000 residents
My chances of becoming a victim
1 in 283
1 in 202
Property Crime Rate Comparison
per 1,000 residents