Cerritos, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

The crime rate in Cerritos is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 36 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Cerritos is 1 in 28. Based on FBI crime data, Cerritos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Cerritos has a crime rate that is higher than 89% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Cerritos to other communities of similar population, then Cerritos crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Cerritos does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Cerritos does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Cerritos.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Cerritos occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Cerritos; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 390. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Cerritos is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Cerritos, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 30, which is a rate of 33 per one thousand population.

Cerritos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

10

(100 is safest)


Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Cerritos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

128

1,647

1,775

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.57

33.03

35.60

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.57
4.41
National Median: 4
    Cerritos
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 390

in Cerritos

1 in 227

in California

Cerritos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 49,859
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 10 65 52
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.20 1.30 1.04

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
33.03
23.31
National Median: 21
    Cerritos
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Cerritos

1 in 43

in California

Cerritos Property CRIMES

Population: 49,859
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 321 1,202 124
Rate per 1,000 6.44 24.11 2.49

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Cerritos Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
200
83
National Median: 28.3
    Cerritos
    California