South Lake Tahoe, CA
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South Lake Tahoe, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in South Lake Tahoe is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Lake Tahoe is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, South Lake Tahoe is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, South Lake Tahoe has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in South Lake Tahoe 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 South Lake Tahoe; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 334. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that South Lake Tahoe's rate for property crime is 27 per one thousand population. This makes South Lake Tahoe 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 Lake Tahoe is one in 38.

South Lake Tahoe Crime Data

 

Crime Index

20

(100 is safest)


Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

South Lake Tahoe Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

65

578

643

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.99

26.63

29.62

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
South Lake Tahoe 2.99
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 334

in South Lake Tahoe

1 in 235

in California

South Lake Tahoe VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,706
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 5 19 41
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.88 1.89

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
South Lake Tahoe 26.63
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in South Lake Tahoe

1 in 38

in California

South Lake Tahoe Property CRIMES

Population: 21,706
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 105 421 52
Rate per 1,000 4.84 19.40 2.40

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

South Lake Tahoe Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
South Lake Tahoe 59
California 90