With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 9 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Long Beach is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 82% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Long Beach is one in 106. Compared to communities within New York, Long Beach‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 79% of the state's cities and towns. It is for these reasons that Long Beach is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.
Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Long Beach, and we found that the crime rate in Long Beach is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Long Beach is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.
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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach.
NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Long Beach's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, forcible (not statutory) rape, and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Long Beach is one in 835.
NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Long Beach is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Long Beach than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 121.