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Pasadena California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information

The city of Pasadena is located at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains in the San Gabriel Valley of the state of California, USA. This city is a part of the Los Angeles County and derives its name from the Chippewa term for "crown of the valley". Pasadena covers a land area of 22.97 square miles and has a population density of 5,969.6 persons per square mile.

The land on which Pasadena lies used to be a part of the Rancho el Rincon de San Pasquel, which was the north-eastern section of the 1771 San Gabriel Mission. In 1874, Thomas B Elliott founded the city as a colony of Indiana. The name "Pasadena" was adopted later in 1875.

Since then, the Santa Fe Railway and the construction of freeways aided in the growth of Pasadena as a citrus center and a winter resort. Today, the economy of this city is heavily centered around the California Institute of Technology which was founded in 1891 and which operates its Jet Propulsion Laboratory in collaboration with NASA.

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The population of Pasadena California

According to the records of the United States Census Bureau, there were about 137,122 people in the city of Pasadena. The latest estimates state that the population is approximately 142,647, which is a four percent increase over the past seven years. There are more women than men in Pasadena with 51.2 percent of the population comprising of females. Children below the age of 18 make up 18.5 percent of the population of Pasadena while about 15.3 percent of the people here are senior citizens above the age of 65.

In the racial-ethnic demographic, about 37.2 percent of the population identifies as white alone while 33.6 percent of the people identify as Hispanic or Latino. Meanwhile, an approximate of 10.7 percent of the population in Pasadena identify as African American, 0.3 percent identify as American Indian and Alaska Natives, 16.1 percent as Asian, 0.2 percent as Pacific Islanders and four percent as persons of mixed races. Further, there are 4,840 veterans in the city and 29.8 percent of the people in Pasadena are foreign-born.


There are a total of 54,864 households in the city as recorded during the period from 2012 to 2016. Each household has an average of 2.48 members. About 44.2 percent of the people of Pasadena speak a language other than English at home.

Among the residents older than 25 years, about 87.6 percent are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Among them, 50.9 percent have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.

About 66.4 percent of the overall population above the age of 16 are in the civilian labor force. The median household income in the region is $ 73,029 and the per-capita income of Pasadena is $ 43,097. About 15.8 percent of the population is earning below the levels of poverty.

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Crime in Pasadena California

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), the city of Pasadena noted a total of 7,912 criminal incidences in 2016. Among them, there were 477 cases of violent crime, 2 cases of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 46 cases of rape, 164 cases of robbery and 265 cases of aggravated assault. There were also 3,446 cases of property crime, 861 cases of burglary, 2,261 cases of larceny-theft, 324 cases of motor vehicle theft and 66 cases of arson.

In 2015, there were a total of 8,287 criminal incidences reported in Pasadena. Among them were 428 cases of violent crime, four cases of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, 57 cases of rape, 131 cases of robbery, 236 cases of aggravated assault, 3,693 cases of property crime, 830 cases of burglary, 2,540 cases of larceny-theft, 323 cases of motor vehicle theft and 45 cases of arson.

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