Santa Monica, CA
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Santa Monica, CA crime analytics


With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Santa Monica 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 22. Within California, more than 93% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Santa Monica.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 206. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Santa Monica is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Santa Monica, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 41 per one thousand population.

Santa Monica Crime Data

 

Crime Index

7

(100 is safest)


Safer than 7% of U.S. Cities

Santa Monica Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

453

3,855

4,308

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

4.86

41.35

46.21

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Monica 4.86
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 206

in Santa Monica

1 in 235

in California

Santa Monica VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 93,220
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 42 176 234
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.45 1.89 2.51

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

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)

Crime
Santa Monica 41.35
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Santa Monica

1 in 38

in California

Santa Monica Property CRIMES

Population: 93,220
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 662 2,964 229
Rate per 1,000 7.10 31.80 2.46

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

Santa Monica Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Santa Monica 512
California 90