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The 5 most dangerous neighborhoods in Los Angeles, CA

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In 2021, the rate at which violent crimes are happening in Los Angeles city has already outpaced itself from the recorded crime rate in previous years.

This year, there is a 22% rise in the murder rate than in 2020, over the same period. Hence, it is wise to be aware of dangerous neighborhoods to keep yourself and your family safe and stay away from harm's path.

“When we look at the underlying influences of that street violence...those involved with gangs continues to be the highest area of concentration,” - LAPD Chief Michel Moore

Below is a list of the top 5 most dangerous neighborhoods in California's Los Angeles city, published by AreaVibes, to help you be aware of them.

The rankings are calculated based on the number of violent crimes per 100,000 people for each neighborhood, compared to the Los Angeles violent crime average. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery, and assault. The most dangerous areas in Los Angeles are based on data from the local law enforcement agency and when not available, also includes estimates based on demographic data. - AreaVibes

1. Chinatown

Chinatown has a population of 23,676. The neighborhood has a 305% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of Los Angeles city.

According to the report, the local law enforcement agency's data suggests Chinatown faces 2,962 violent crimes per 100K people, against the California state's average of 441 violent crimes for the same number of people.

That is a whopping 671% higher crime rate when compared to the state's average.

2. Civic Center-Little Tokyo

The second highest crime rates are in the Civic Center-Little Tokyo neighborhood.

Civic Center-Little Tokyo has a population of 3,457 with a 299% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of the city of Los Angeles.

According to the report, the local law enforcement agency's data suggests this neighborhood faces 2,921 violent crimes per 100K people, a 662% higher crime rate in comparison with Califonia's average violent crime rate.

3. South Park

The third highest crime rates in Log Angeles's neighborhood are in South Park.

South Park neighborhood has a population of 7,021. The area has a 269% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of Log Angeles city.

According to the report, the local law enforcement agency's data suggests South Park faces 2,699 violent crimes per 100K people, a 612% higher crime rate than the California state's average.

4. Lincoln Heights

Lincoln Heights comes in the fourth position for the highest crime rates in Los Angeles's neighborhood.

With a population of 2,763, the area has a 265% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of the city of Los Angeles.

According to the report, the local law enforcement agency's data suggests Lincoln Heights faces 2,669 violent crimes per 100K people, a 605% higher crime rate than the California state's average.

5. Leimert Park

The fifth highest crime rates in Los Angeles's neighborhood are in Leimert Park.

Leimert Park has a total population of 11,391. The area has a 199% higher crime rate than the average crime rate of Los Angeles.

According to the report, the local law enforcement agency's data suggests that Leimert Park faces 2,192 violent crimes per 100K people, a 497% higher crime rate than the California state's average.

The rest of the five most dangerous neighborhood among the list of top 10 in Los Angeles

6. West Adams (494% higher crime rate from California's average)

7. South Los Angeles (385% higher crime rate from California's average)

8. Hyde Park (369% higher crime rate from California's average)

9. SouthEast Los Angeles (364% higher crime rate from California's average)

10. Watts (362% higher crime rate from California's average)

A helpful resource for crime prevention

The Los Angeles police department has several dedicated pages with very helpful tips for the city's residents on preventing various crimes. You can check out their pages to learn more about how to prevent yourself from becoming a victim of these violent crimes.

I hope this list is of help for you to pick a secure neighborhood in Los Angeles and stay safe.

What is your view on this list? Is it a surprise that any of these areas made it to the most dangerous neighborhood list?

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