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Long Beach California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information

Long Beach is a city in the state of California, USA. It is located on the San Pedro Bay which is about 22 miles south of Los Angeles. This is a port town which surrounds the independent city of Signal Hill. The city covers a land area of 50.29 square miles and has a population density of 9,191.3 square miles.

In 1921, oil was discovered at Signal Hill which made the region a center for harbor and industrial development. After World War II, Long Beach expanded due to growth in the metropolitan region of Los Angeles.

The Long Beach region used to an Indian trading cam until it became part of a Spanish Land Grant known as Rancho Nietos in 1784 when the city was divided into the regions called Los Alamitos and Los Cerritos. The region was then laid out as Willmore City in 1880 and later was renamed to Long Beach in 1888 when it was promoted chiefly for being a seaside resort.

The population of Long Beach California

According to the records of the United States Census Bureau, there were about 462,257 people in the city of Long Beach. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 469,450, which is a 1.6 percent increase over the past seven years. There are more women than men in Long Beach with 50.6 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 24.1 percent of the population of Long Beach. About 10.4 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.

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In the racial-ethnic demographic, about 27.7 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 42.4 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 13 percent of the population in Long Beach identify as African American, 1.2 percent identify as American Indian and Alaska Natives, 13 percent as Asian, 0.9 percent as Pacific Islanders and 5.5 percent as persons of mixed races. Further, there are 18,491 veterans in the city and 26 percent of the people in Long Beach are foreign-born.

There are a total of 163,919 households in the city as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 2.81 members. About 45.9 percent of the people of Long Beach speak a language other than English at home.


Among the residents older than 25 years, about 79.5 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 29.5 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.

About 66 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 55,151 and the per capita income of Long Beach is $ 27,752. About 20.3 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.

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Crime in Long Beach California

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Long Beach noted a total of 34,257 criminal incidences in 2016. Among them, there were 2,846 cases of violent crime, 33 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 197 cases of rape, 1,138 cases of robbery and 1,478 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 14,224 cases of property crime, 2,988 cases of burglary, 8,377 cases of larceny-theft, 2,859 cases of motor vehicle theft and 117 cases of arson.

In 2015, there were a total of 34,275 criminal incidences reported in Long Beach. Among them were 2,766 cases of violent crime, 36 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 117 cases of rape, 1,054 cases of robbery, 1,499 cases of aggravated assault, 14,337 cases of property crime, 3,094 cases of burglary, 8,413 cases of larceny-theft, 2,830 cases of motor vehicle theft and 69 cases of arson.

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