Paramount, CA
Crime Rates


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Paramount, CA crime analytics

The crime rate in Paramount is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 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 Paramount is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Paramount is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Paramount has a crime rate that is higher than 83% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Paramount occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Paramount; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 193. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Paramount's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Paramount 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 Paramount is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Paramount 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 Paramount is one in 112.

Paramount Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 14% of U.S. Cities

Paramount Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Paramount 5.18
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 193

in Paramount

1 in 235

in California
Population: 55,412
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 10 123 153
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.18 2.22 2.76
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Paramount 30.75
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Paramount

1 in 38

in California
Paramount Property CRIMES
Population: 55,412
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 247 962 495
Rate per 1,000 4.46 17.36 8.93
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Paramount Crimes Per Square Mile

Paramount 411
California 90