Compton, CA
Crime Rates



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Compton, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

With a crime rate of 39 per one thousand residents, Compton has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26. Within California, more than 92% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Compton. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Compton to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

Importantly, when you compare Compton to other communities of similar population, then Compton crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Compton 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 Compton 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 Compton.

For Compton, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Compton is one in 82.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Compton experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Compton's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes Compton 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 Compton is one in 38.

Importantly, we found that Compton has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Compton is one in 113.

Compton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Compton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,176

2,574

3,750

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

12.17

26.64

38.81

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Compton 12.17
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 82

in Compton

1 in 224

in California

Compton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 96,617
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 22 38 425 691
Rate per 1,000 0.23 0.39 4.40 7.15

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Compton 26.64
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Compton

1 in 42

in California

Compton Property CRIMES

Population: 96,617
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 366 1,355 853
Rate per 1,000 3.79 14.02 8.83

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Compton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Compton 371
California 85