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Latest complete week March 12–March 18

  • Crime reports provided by the L.A. County Sheriff lag behind events, in some cases for a few weeks. Sheriff's officials have said clerical staff shortages delay the processing of addresses needed to map crimes. Because of the delay, The Times’ Crime L.A. database does not provide short-term analysis or alerts about recent rises in crimes for areas patrolled by the sheriff.
  • Below is a list of crimes reported for Compton in the latest seven days. Keep in mind that the number of crimes reported for this time period may increase over the coming weeks as the Sheriff provides additional data.
  • No crimes have been reported for the last week.

Six-month summary

547 violent
1,301 property
195.8 crimes
per 10,000 people
  • Six-month summaries are based on the latest six months where data are available from all departments, Aug. 14, 2017 to Feb. 11, 2018
  • Over the last six months, the rate of 195.8 crimes per 10,000 people is higher than in nearby Paramount, Carson, Willowbrook, Lynwood and East Compton and lower than Rancho Dominguez and West Compton.
  • The 2000 population count of 94,384 from the U.S. Census is used to calculate per-capita totals.

Neighborhood Rank Crimes Per 10,000 people

Violent crimes: 26/209
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Property crimes: 54/209
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Crime types

Violent crimes (547)
Property crimes (1,301)

Monthly totals Adjusted to 30 days

  • All crimes Violent crimes Property crimes
— 500 — 0

Weekly totals

  • All crimes Violent crimes Property crimes

Police agency

  • Compton is covered by four police jurisdictions.
Jurisdiction Department Address Phone
Carson Sheriff 21356 S. Avalon Blvd. 310-830-1123
Century Sheriff 11703 Alameda St. 323-568-4800
Compton Sheriff 301 S. Willowbrook Ave. 310-605-6500
Lakewood Sheriff 5130 N. Clark Ave. 562-623-3500


is a city in the Southeast region of Los Angeles County.
This neighborhood includes Unincorporated Compton in its area and statistics.
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Compton is one of the 272 neighborhoods in Mapping L.A., The Times’ resource for crime, neighborhoods, demographics and schools.
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