Los Angeles California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
Los Angeles is a city in Southern California which is in the United States of America. It is most commonly known for its glamour and glitz, named the entertainment capital of the world. It is the second most populous city in the United States and one of the most diverse. Los Angeles is on a coastal plain that is between mountains and the Pacific Ocean. It is an interwoven metropolitan city. The citizens of Los Angeles are called Angelinos. It is a city of dreams and ethnic diversity, but along with it, there is a large growing chasm between the rich and the poor.
At the 2010 census, Los Angeles had a population of 3,792,621. Around 3,999,759 people are estimated to be living in Los Angeles now. It had a density of 7,544.6 people per square mile. It is home to people from over 140 countries, speaking 224 identified languages. From 2010 to 2015, Los Angeles grew by 4.7%. The average age of people in Los Angeles is 35 years old, the median age of males is 34.2 and females is 35.9.
The crime rate in Los Angeles has decreased by 51% since 2007. The crimes that are most commonly committed in this city are property crimes, larceny-theft, and violent crimes. The crime rate is much, much higher in comparison to the national average across all communities in America. Violent crimes include rape, murder, and non-negligent manslaughter, aggravated assault and armed robbery. The statistics from Neighbourhoodscout estimated that the chances of being a victim to one of these violent crimes in Los Angeles are 1 in 136.
Here are the crime statistics in detail, in the city of Los Angeles California:
- Aggravated Assault
The attempt to injure another person with clear intention and no value for human life has decreased in Los Angeles by 39% from 12,926 in 2007 to 7,925 in 2016. The chances of being a victim of this crime are 0.39%
- Murder And non-negligent Manslaughter.
Murdering someone and killing someone without intent while committing an unlawful act is referred to as murder and non-negligent manslaughter. The crime rate has decreased in Los Angeles since 2007 from 395 to 138 in 2016. The crime rate decreased by 66%. The chances of becoming a victim to this violent crime are 0.007%.
- Forcible Rape
In Los Angeles, CA, the crime rate of forcible rape has increased in 2016, from 1,004 in 2007 to 1,212. It is a 20% increase.
The act of unlawfully possessing an asset that belongs to another person is larceny-theft. In Los Angeles, the crime rate decreased by 45% from 58,304 to 32,363 in 2007 and 2016 respectively. Chances of being a victim of this crime in LA is 1.615%
- Property crimes
It is an unlawful act of obtaining money, property or an asset through force, aggression or threats. The crime rate of Property crime has decreased by 51% since 2007. From 101,457 to 50,122 in 2016. The chances of becoming a victim of this crime in 2.47% in Los Angeles.
- Motor Vehicle Theft
The crime rate has decreased by 60% in Los Angeles, from 23,524 in 2007 to 9,507 in 2016. However, LA has the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation, according to the analysis of FBI crime data. The chances of being a victim to motor vehicle theft it 1 in 209.
- Sex Offenders
There were 4,323 registered sex offenders in LA, according to the research done by city-data as of 2018.
The crime rate in Los Angeles is near the middle of the pack and has an average crime rate when compared to places of similar sizes and population.