Is Culver City Safe? (Crime Rates And Crime Stats For 2022)


Culver City is quaint neighborhood nestled on Los Angeles’ west side and is home to two major movie studios.

It is a vibrant city that is filled with restaurants, shops and entertainment and its central location puts it in close proximity to beaches, Hollywood, Downtown and the South Bay.

If you are thinking about visiting Culver City and have qualms about the safety of the city, we got you covered. We deep dived into the statistics, crime rates and talked to the residents of the city to give you a better understanding of how safe the safe the city really is.

Is Culver City safe?

is culver city safe

Statistically speaking, Culver City is a safe city as indicated by its crime rates. In 2020, Culver City had a violent crime rate of 524.25 per 100,000 residents, which is 32% higher than the national average.

Here’s a scale to give you some perspective on Culver City’s crime rate

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Culver City Crime Rates And Crime Stats

The most recent, complete set of crime statistics comes from the FBI UCR and cross referenced with the Culver City PD and are for 2019 and 2020:

Culver City police reported a total of 1,746 offenses in 2020, compared with 1,768 in 2019, which is a 1.2 percent year-over-year decrease.

2019

2020

Percent Change

Homicide

0

0

0%

Forcible Rape

2

5

150%

Robbery

102

68

-33.3%

Aggravated Assault

68

131

92.6%

Violent Crime Total

172

204

18.6%

Burglary

172

314

82.6%

Larceny/Theft

1,381

1,059

-23.3%

Motor Vehicle Theft

95

160

68.4%

Arson

1

9

800%

Property Crimes Total

1,596

1,542

-3.4%

TOTAL

1,768

1,746

-1.2%

Violent Crime Rate

In 2020 Culver City reported 204 violent crimes and had a violent crime rate of 524.25 per 100,000 residents. Culver City’s violent crime rate is 32% less than the national average.

Year over year violent crime increased 18.6%.

You have a 1 in 191 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Culver City.

Violent crimes include; homicides, rape, robbery and aggravated assaults.

Property Crime Rate

In 2020 Culver City reported 1,542 property crimes and had a property crime rate of 3,962.69 per 100,000 residents. Culver City’s property crime rate is 2x greater than the national average.

Year over year property crime decreased 3.4%.

You have a 1 in 25 chance of becoming a victim of property crime in Culver City.

Property crimes include; burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson.

Murder Rate

In 2020 Culver City reported 0 murders and had a murder rate of 0 per 100,000 residents.

There were no murders reported in 2019 as well.

Culver City’s crime rate vs other cities in California (2020)

Here’s how Culver City’s crime rate compared to other cities in California. Culver City has a similar crime rate to San Francisco And Long Beach.

 

Population

Violent Crime Rate (2020)

Oakland

440,646

1,347.34

Stockton

320,804

1,254.04

Los Angeles

3,898,747

727.39

Sacramento

524,943

675.69

Fresno

542,107

656.70

San Francisco

873,965

556.89

Culver City 38,913

524.25

Long Beach

466,742

501.99

Bakersfield

403,455

497.45

San Jose

1,013,240

431.78

San Diego

1,386,932

382.35

Anaheim

346,824

357.82

Culver City’s Crime Rate Comparison

Here’s a list of the top 23 most dangerous cities in the United States ranked by violent crime rates. Culver City’s violent crime rate is 5.5 times less than Monroe, Louisiana, the most dangerous city on the list.

City

Population

Violent Crime Rate per 100,000 people

Monroe

47,702

2,932.79

Memphis

633,104

2,418.24

Atlantic City

38,497

2,335.25

Saginaw

44,202

2,327.95

Detroit

639,111

2,248.44

St. Louis

301,578

1,995.17

Alexandria

45,275

1,877.42

Pine Bluff

41,253

1,808.35

Little Rock

202,591

1,805.11

Milwaukee

577,222

1,733.13

South Bend

103,453

1,706.09

Cleveland

372,624

1,689.10

Camden

71,791

1,632.52

Birmingham

200,733

1,577.22

Kansas City

508,090

1,558.58

Baltimore

585,708

1,460.11

Albuquerque

564,559

1,406.41

Chattanooga

181,099

1,382.67

San Bernardino

222,101

1,365.59

New Orleans

383,997

1,358.08

Oakland

440,646

1,347.34

Culver City

38,913

524.25

Is the public transportation in Culver City safe?

The public transportation system in Culver City is handled by the Culver City Bus, which offers many routes that interweave throughout the entire city.

The Culver City Bus is generally a safe option to use during normal commuting hours (7am – 8pm), however we recommend that you use a taxi or ride sharing service outside of those hours.

Is Culver City safe at night?

Culver City is generally a safe city at night. The only areas you should avoid going at night are under freeways where homeless people camped out.

You should also stay in well lit areas and avoid walking through desolate areas at night.

Is Culver City safe for a solo traveler?

Culver City is safe for all travelers, including female solo travelers!

If you visit Culver City alone you’ll be plenty safe if you practice common sense when it comes to safety (i.e. avoid walking alone at night, locking up your vehicles, and keeping an eye on your things belongings).

What do residents of Culver City say about it’s safety?

  1. Culver City is relatively safe. There are some sketchy parts but for the most part it is safer and cleaner than the neighboring cities. It also has its own police force which gets you better response times and outcomes.
  2. I have lived in Culver City for more than 7 years now and it is the safest and cleanest neighborhood in LA that I have lived in.
  3. Culver City is great. I walk to get groceries and bike around frequently and I really don’t think twice about it. There some homeless people strewn around the city, but if you just ignore them, they will leave you alone.
  4. Its very safe here. I feel like I can walk around the city at most hours of the day and not feel unsafe.
  5. Culver City is great city. It is pretty close to everything and feels more like a local neighborhood and less of a touristy city, all the while being safe.
  6. Culver City is safe. The downtown area is really safe. I feel comfortable jogging around there at night."

Tips to stay safe while visiting Culver City

  • Always be aware of your surroundings. Don’t get lost in your phone or headphones while walking.
  • Don’t leave anything of value in your car or in plain sight in your car. Keep your valuables with your or in the trunk.
  • Walk with confidence and purpose, like you know where you are going. Criminals tend to taget people who look lost or are unsure of themselves.
  • Don’t engage with erratic people on the street. Ignore them and keep walking.
  • Avoid walking by yourself at night. Avoid walking through unlit and desolate areas at night.
  • Don’t drink to excess and always keep an eye on your drink. Only accept drinks directly from the bartender.

Facts about Culver City, CA

  • The population of Culver City in 2020 was 214,485.
  • The city covers a land area of 5.11 square miles.
  • The median age was 40.5 years.
  • 93.9% of residents 25 and older is a high school graduate. 60.4% of residents 25 and older has a bachelors degree or higher.
  • The median income for a household in the city was $97,540. The per capita income for the city was $59,615.
  • 6.2% of the population live below the poverty line.
  • The median home value in Culver City is $1.4M in 2022.
  • In 2022, the average rent for a Culver City 2-bedroom apartment is $3,229.

Mariska Lee

Mariska is a recovering attorney who gave up her professional job to discover new perspectives of life while traveling in a 2009 Ford Transit. She has been living the van life for 3 years and has not looked back since.

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