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Pasadena Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 40th
  • Violent Crimes: 51st (211th per 100k)
  • Murder: 24th (91st per 100k)
  • Rape: 27th (98th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 50th (230th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 52nd (156th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 45th (172nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 29th (132nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 41st (159th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 94th (267th per 100k)
  • Arson: 18th (60th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 175th
  • Violent Crimes: 263rd (2,221st per 100k)
  • Murder: 74th (389th per 100k)
  • Rape: 134th (1,024th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 262nd (2,420th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 211th (999th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 231st (2,753rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 184th (1,916th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 243rd (3,060th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 239th (1,252nd per 100k)
  • Arson: 75th (518th per 100k)

In Los Angeles County (2015)

  • Population: 9th
  • Violent Crimes: 12th (41st per 100k)
  • Murder: 10th (32nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 5th (15th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 12th (41st per 100k)
  • Robbery: 16th (47th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 6th (30th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 4th (22nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 6th (24th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 26th (55th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (7th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 142,250
  • Households: 54,536
  • Median Income: $72,402
  • Land Area: 22.983 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.146 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Pasadena, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 10 4
Rape 23 57
Agg. Assault 235 236
Robbery 126 131
Burglary 826 830
Vehicle Thefts 230 323
Arson 28 45

Violent Crimes in Pasadena, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 4
Rape 57
Aggravated Assault 236
Robbery 131

Property Crimes in Pasadena, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 830
Larceny 2540
Motor Vehicle Theft 323
Arson 45

Burglary in Pasadena, CA

Year Burglary
2006 892
2008 858
2009 824
2010 832
2011 1011
2012 891
2013 939
2014 826
2015 830

Arson in Pasadena, CA

Year Arson
2006 27
2008 18
2009 23
2010 13
2011 25
2012 52
2013 27
2014 28
2015 45

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Pasadena, CA included 428 violent crimes and 3693 property crimes. The 428 violent crimes included: 4 murders, 236 aggravated assaults, 57 forcible rapes, and 131 robberies. The 3693 property crimes included: 323 motor vehicle thefts, 830 burglaries, 45 counts of arson, and 2540 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Pasadena, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Pasadena, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Pasadena or in the greater Pasadena, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Burglary in the state of California

Year Burglary
2006 246464
2007 237025
2008 237835
2009 230137
2010 228857
2011 230090
2012 245767
2013 232058
2014 202670
2015 197404

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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