Southern California Regional Crime Report

An annual report of standardized crime rates to facilitate comparisons between cities within the Southern California region. A novel approach was used for calculating changes in crime over time, which adjusts for the inherent problem of comparing changes in crime rates across cities of different sizes.

Further information on the Southern California Regional Crime Report

In these annual reports, we use data from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program to describe the level of crime in cities located in the Southern California region. In our report, we examine the six most serious types of crime: homicide; aggravated assault; robbery; burglary; motor vehicle theft; and larceny.

Throughout the report, we have standardized the crime rates to facilitate comparisons between cities within the Southern California region.

Additionally, the report has a section that adjusts the crime rates based on the demographic characteristics of the city.

Finally, the has a section that makes a forecast of the expected violent and property crime rate for the cities in Southern California.