South Gate, CA
Crime Rates



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South Gate, 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 South Gate is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 32 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 South Gate is 1 in 31. Based on FBI crime data, South Gate is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, South Gate has a crime rate that is higher than 84% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For South Gate, 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 South Gate is one in 148.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Gate's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes South Gate 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 South Gate is one in 40.

Importantly, we found that South Gate 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 South Gate is one in 145.

South Gate Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

South Gate Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

636

2,379

3,015

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

6.73

25.19

31.92

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Gate 6.73
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 148

in South Gate

1 in 224

in California

South Gate VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 94,443
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 34 193 408
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.36 2.04 4.32

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
South Gate 25.19
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in South Gate

1 in 42

in California

South Gate Property CRIMES

Population: 94,443
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 347 1,382 650
Rate per 1,000 3.67 14.63 6.88

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

South Gate Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Gate 410
California 85