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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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 37 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 27. 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 163.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Long Beach's rate for property crime is 31 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 32.

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 161.

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

2,890

14,516

17,406

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.15

30.88

37.02

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Long Beach 6.15
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 163

in Long Beach

1 in 225

in California

Long Beach VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 470,130
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 33 200 1,159 1,498
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.43 2.47 3.19

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Long Beach 30.88
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 32

in Long Beach

1 in 39

in California

Long Beach Property CRIMES

Population: 470,130
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 3,005 8,588 2,923
Rate per 1,000 6.39 18.27 6.22

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Long Beach Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Long Beach 339
California 89