Cerritos, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Cerritos is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Cerritos is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Cerritos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Cerritos has a crime rate that is higher than 82% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Cerritos to other communities of similar population, then Cerritos crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cerritos does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cerritos 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 Cerritos.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Cerritos's violent crime rate is 2 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, rape (not statutory), 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 Cerritos is one in 491.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Cerritos's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Cerritos a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Cerritos is one in 36.

Cerritos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

15

(100 is safest)


Safer than 15% of U.S. Cities

Cerritos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

101

1,376

1,477

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.04

27.75

29.79

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.04
4.4
National Median: 4
    Cerritos
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 491

in Cerritos

1 in 227

in California

Cerritos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 49,578
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 14 39 48
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.28 0.79 0.97

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
27.75
21.3
National Median: 19
    Cerritos
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Cerritos

1 in 47

in California

Cerritos Property CRIMES

Population: 49,578
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 254 974 148
Rate per 1,000 5.12 19.65 2.99

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Cerritos Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
167
77
National Median: 26.9
    Cerritos
    California