The city of Lawndale, with a total population of 33,205, experienced 2,031 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 184.01 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 41.87% difference making Lawndale lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 178 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Lawndale also handled 433 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Agoura Hills and Calabasas, Lawndale is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Lawndale experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Lawndale totaled 178 violent crimes and 433 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Lawndale experienced 2,098 violent crimes. Of those, 19 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 15 were for revised rape, another 66 were for legacy rape, 804 were for robbery, and 1,194 were for aggravated assault.