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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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

With a crime rate of 32 per one thousand residents, Long Beach 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 32. Within California, more than 84% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Long Beach.

How does the crime rate in Long Beach compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Long Beach with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Long Beach'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 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 182.

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 38.

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 145.

Long Beach Crime Data

total Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Long Beach Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

2,486

11,812

14,298

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.51

26.17

31.68

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.51
4.99
National Median: 4
    Long Beach
    California

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 182

in Long Beach

1 in 200

in California

Long Beach Violent Crimes

Population: 451,307
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 36 199 713 1,538
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.44 1.58 3.41

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
26.17
23.43
National Median: 20
    Long Beach
    California

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Long Beach

1 in 43

in California

Property Crimes

Population: 451,307
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 2,191 6,501 3,120
Rate per 1,000 4.85 14.40 6.91

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Long Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
279
84
National Median: 27.0
    Long Beach
    California