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Crime Rates* in Los Angeles County
1985 - 2015

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Reported Violent Crime Rates*

Year Total Violent Crimes Homicide Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault
2016 553.4 6.1 38.4 197.9 308.6
2015 497.0 5.8 35.9 174.1 278.5
2014 424.9 5.2 22.1 161.0 236.5
2013 404.6 5.4 17.6 168.2 213.5
2012 449.7 6.1 19.9 191.0 232.7
2011 468.3 5.8 19.3 202.1 241.1
2010 511.3 6.3 21.1 222.9 261.1
2009 558.6 7.1 21.6 250.3 279.6
2008 611.0 8.2 22.2 273.2 307.4
2007 648.2 8.8 23.4 283.0 347.2
2006 663.8 10.3 23.9 283.0 346.6
2005 675.9 10.9 24.3 271.9 368.8
Year Total Violent Crimes Homicide Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault
2004 781.6 10.6 25.3 270.9 474.8
2003 867.8 10.8 26.5 296.8 533.7
2002 920.1 12.0 29.9 309.9 568.3
2001 936.5 11.2 29.1 315.5 580.8
2000 950.0 10.6 29.1 299.8 610.5
1999 924.3 9.5 27.5 298.2 589.1
1998 1,020.7 10.4 29.5 336.5 644.3
1997 1,166.2 12.9 31.1 422.0 700.2
1996 1,302.6 15.4 33.3 507.2 746.8
1995 1,437.0 18.5 34.9 575.5 808.2
Year Total Violent Crimes Homicide Forcible Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault
1994 1,518.7 18.4 35.1 617.0 848.3
1993 1,696.1 21.4 40.7 727.4 906.7
1992 1,815.2 21.3 42.9 765.5 918.9
1991 1,824.1 20.8 46.2 761.9 995.2
1990 1,764.4 20.0 47.7 714.3 982.4
1989 1,621.1 18.2 46.0 624.2 932.7
1988 1,410.7 15.7 46.5 536.5 812.0
1987 1,360.5 16.7 50.6 524.3 768.9
1986 1,397.7 17.0 53.4 475.2 731.4
1985 1,181.0 16.3 54.8 582.7 527.2

Reported Property Crime Rates*

Year Total Property Crimes Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Larceny-Theft
2015 2,363.8 447.0 432.2 1,484.6
2014 2,163.1 439.8 363.9 1,359.4
2013 2,288.7 482.7 390.1 1,415.9
2012 2,344.2 495.6 409.3 1,439.3
2011 2,317.0 501.0 411.1 1,405.0
2010 2,373.5 500.7 441.9 1,431.0
2009 2,467.7 515.8 476.6 1,475.2
2008 2,653.7 557.3 578.1 1,518.4
2007 2,720.9 562.5 610.2 1,548.2
2006 2,748.7 566.4 660.3 1,522.0
2005 2,930.5 599.6 734.8 1,596.2
Year Total Property Crimes Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Larceny-Theft
2004 3,033.8 605.9 735.4 1,692.4
2003 3,149.5 617.8 771.1 1,760.6
2002 3,156.6 641.1 743.5 1,771.9
2001 3,141.0 641.6 708.1 1,791.3
2000 3,054.2 639.4 678.1 1,736.7
1999 2,978.9 613.4 614.7 1,750.8
1998 3,326.2 732.6 707.1 1,886.5
1997 3,706.7 837.3 872.1 1,997.4
1996 4,244.3 958.6 994.8 2,290.9
1995 4,767.0 1,062.9 1,123.9 2,580.1
Year Total Property Crimes Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Larceny-Theft
1994 4,989.4 1,143.6 1,242.7 2,603.1
1993 5,420.8 1,282.8 1,399.4 2,738.7
1992 5,744.8 1,429.1 1,479.3 2,836.4
1991 5,918.1 1,449.5 1,486.3 2,982.2
1990 5,728.9 1,394.2 1,437.0 2,897.7
1989 5,895.9 1,406.0 1,455.9 3,034.1
1988 5,541.0 1,384.4 1,308.9 2,847.7
1987 5,466.4 1,441.5 1,253.7 2,771.2
1986 6,038.6 1,732.2 1,230.8 3,075.6
1985 6,015.7 1,767.3 1,108.9 3,139.5

Reported Arson Crime Rates*

Year Arson
2015 20.5
2014 19.6
2013 22.7
2012 23.6
2011 23.2
2010 22.9
2009 28.7
2008 34.4
2007 38.4
2006 38.8
2005 38.5
2004 37.5
2003 41.0
2002 43.1
2001 46.0
2000 45.1
1999 44.5
1998 46.1
1997 56.3
1996 62.4
1995 59.7
1994 76.1
1993 90.2
1992 110.1
1991 91.6
1990 99.3
1989 99.2
1988 103.0
1987 99.0
1986 99.7
1985 105.4

*Crime rate is calculated as follows:
Result of Number of Crimes divided by Population** is multiplied by 100,000.

** Annual population estimates are reported by the California Department of Finance.

Source: California Dept. of Justice