Gardena, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 Gardena is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 26 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 Gardena is 1 in 38. Based on FBI crime data, Gardena is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Gardena has a crime rate that is higher than 72% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Gardena compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Gardena with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Gardena'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.

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

For Gardena, 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 Gardena is one in 183.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Gardena's rate for property crime is 21 per one thousand population. This makes Gardena 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 Gardena is one in 49.

Importantly, we found that Gardena 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 Gardena is one in 191.

Gardena Crime Data

 

Crime Index

19

(100 is safest)


Safer than 19% of U.S. Cities

Gardena Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

325

1,217

1,542

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.48

20.51

25.99

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.48
4.41
National Median: 4
    Gardena
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 183

in Gardena

1 in 227

in California

Gardena VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 59,329
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 20 131 171
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.34 2.21 2.88

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
20.51
23.31
National Median: 21
    Gardena
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 49

in Gardena

1 in 43

in California

Gardena Property CRIMES

Population: 59,329
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 245 662 310
Rate per 1,000 4.13 11.16 5.23

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Gardena Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
263
83
National Median: 28.3
    Gardena
    California