Above, the 15 most violent LA neighborhoods are in red
All of the most violent neighborhoods in LA County are just to the east of Inglewood. Inglewood itself however, is not represented due to lack of crime data provided by the police. It is safe to say that parts of Inglewood are also not safe, with safer parts scattered about.
As you can see in the list below, after the first 20 or so, the rate of violent crime drops to more moderate levels.
The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods of Los Angeles
These are the top 50 areas with the most violent crimes per capita in Los Angeles County from Sept. 19, 2016 to March 19, 2017. The total number of crimes within this time period are also included. The denser the population, the higher the ‘Total’.
Click on each neighborhood to see real-time daily statistics (via LA Times Data Desk).
Types of Violent & Property Crimes
There are essentially 2 main types of felony crimes, and specific crimes within those two that are by far the most common crimes committed in the neighborhoods listed above. More serious crimes such as Homicide and Rape are significantly less common.
In 2016, 290 people were killed in the city of Los Angeles. From 2015, robberies were up by 13%, and aggravated assaults were up by 10%. Overall, violent crime was up by 10% over 2015, and 38% over 2014. Despite this recent increase in violence, if you compare the numbers to a decade ago, violent crime is down by about 45%.
Seppi Esfandi is a Specialist in Criminal Law who has over 16 years of practice defending a variety of criminal cases.