Long Beach, CA
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Long Beach, 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

The crime rate in Long Beach is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 33 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 Long Beach is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Long Beach is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Long Beach has a crime rate that is higher than 86% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Long Beach has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Long Beach is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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.

For Long Beach, 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 Long Beach is one in 142.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Long Beach's rate for property crime is 26 per one thousand population. This makes Long Beach 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 Long Beach is one in 39.

Importantly, we found that Long Beach 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 Long Beach is one in 202.

Long Beach Crime Data

 

Crime Index

12

(100 is safest)


Safer than 12% of U.S. Cities

Long Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,300

12,131

15,431

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.06

25.96

33.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Long Beach 7.06
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 142

in Long Beach

1 in 224

in California

Long Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 467,354
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 30 220 986 2,064
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.47 2.11 4.42

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
Long Beach 25.96
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Long Beach

1 in 42

in California

Long Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 467,354
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,353 7,463 2,315
Rate per 1,000 5.03 15.97 4.95

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

Long Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Long Beach 301
California 85