Crime Rates in Los Angeles County

Crime rates per 100,000 persons in Los Angeles County have risen between 2014 and 2016. However, on average, violent crime rates are lower than property crime rates.

The FBI defines property crime as theft-type offenses without force or threat of force against the victims. Examples of property crime include burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson. On the other hand, the FBI defines violent crime as offenses which involve force or threat of force. Violent crime is composed of four offenses: murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. Note that robbery is the crime of taking or attempting to take anything of value by force or threat of force.


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