Los Angeles, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Crime in Los Angeles and California

In general, there has been an overall decline in crime across the United States. However, nationwide trends are not necessarily indicative of local criminal patterns. Instead, one needs to examine local crime statistics.

In 2015, Los Angeles experienced 25156 reported violent crimes. Of those violent crimes, the most reported crime was agg. assault with 13,713 reported followed by robbery and rape. Statewide, there were 994.7 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

In addition to violent crimes, there were also property crimes. Of those property crimes, the most reported crime was larceny, followed by burglary and vehicle thefts. Note that in California, the most common property crime was larceny with 61,191 reported.

Remember that in addition to these major offenses, usually charged as felonies, the city experienced a number of lesser crimes. You can peruse our statistics to find out general criminal information about Los Angeles:


Los Angeles Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (62nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (51st per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (56th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (96th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (30th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (221st per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (268th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (211th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (145th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (75th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 2nd (847th per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (346th per 100k)
  • Rape: 2nd (870th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 2nd (1,286th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 4th (313th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (3,140th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (2,846th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 3rd (3,658th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (518th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (549th per 100k)

In Los Angeles County (2015)

  • Population: 1st
  • Violent Crimes: 1st (10th per 100k)
  • Murder: 1st (12th per 100k)
  • Rape: 1st (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 1st (14th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 1st (12th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1st (38th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 1st (57th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1st (35th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 1st (34th per 100k)
  • Arson: 1st (10th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 3,971,883
  • Households: 1,342,761
  • Median Income: $50,205.00
  • Land Area: 468.739 miles2
  • Water Area: 34.025 miles2
  • Time Zone: PST
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Los Angeles, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 260 282
Rape 1126 2209
Agg. Assault 9836 13713
Robbery 7949 8952
Burglary 15070 16160
Vehicle Thefts 13788 16152
Arson 1137 1131

Violent Crimes in Los Angeles, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 282
Rape 2209
Aggravated Assault 13713
Robbery 8952

Property Crimes in Los Angeles, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 16160
Larceny 61191
Motor Vehicle Theft 16152
Arson 1131

Violent Crimes in Los Angeles, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 30526
2008 26553
2009 24070
2010 21484
2011 20045
2012 18547
2013 16524
2014 19171
2015 25156

Robbery in Los Angeles, CA

Year Robbery
2006 14353
2008 13422
2009 12217
2010 10924
2011 10077
2012 8983
2013 7885
2014 7949
2015 8952

California Criminal Statistics:


You can also look at statewide statistics for State:
Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

Violent Crimes in the state of California

Year Violent Crimes
2006 194120
2007 191025
2008 185173
2009 174459
2010 164133
2011 154944
2012 160944
2013 154129
2014 153709
2015 166883

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