Larkspur, 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 Larkspur is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Larkspur is 1 in 29. Based on FBI crime data, Larkspur is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Larkspur has a crime rate that is higher than 87% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Larkspur to other communities of similar population, then Larkspur crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Larkspur 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 Larkspur 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 Larkspur.

For Larkspur, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Larkspur than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1021, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Larkspur Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Larkspur Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

12

405

417

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.98

33.05

34.03

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.98
4.41
National Median: 4
    Larkspur
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,021

in Larkspur

1 in 227

in California

Larkspur VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 12,254
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 4 6
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.33 0.49

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
33.05
23.31
National Median: 21
    Larkspur
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 30

in Larkspur

1 in 43

in California

Larkspur Property CRIMES

Population: 12,254
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 128 257 20
Rate per 1,000 10.45 20.97 1.63

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

Larkspur Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
135
83
National Median: 28.3
    Larkspur
    California