By neighborhood size (roughly 1/4 square mile) crime reporting districts.
Although City Hall provides "citywide" data online and to media outlets, the neighborhood-size crime data -- letting residents know what part(s) of town have the largest and smallest numbers of reported crimes -- is only available at the LB Library's main branch (101 Pacific Ave.) in pdf form. Residents (and LBReport.com) have to go downtown, insert change in the library copy machine, and duplicate the file pages one by one to get the neighborhood-size crime data.
In the public interest, LBReport.com provides the 2006 neighborhood crime data...as well as comparison data from 2002 and 2001.
If the neighborhood district data appear too small, use the size adjustment on the Adobe reader to enlarges or shrink the image. We've tried to balance resolution (visual clarity) with file size (computer loading time).
How to use LBPD's neighborhood size crime data
LBPD's neighborhood size crime data requires some sophistication to use properly. LB City Hall doesn't provide it in digital form, so it's not as user-friendly as we'd like.
The LBPD has divided the city into small, neighborhood size reporting districts. In the downtown/central city area, the reporting districts are roughly a quarter square mile (1/2 mile by 1/2 mile). In other parts of the city, they are irregularly shaped and vary in size.
LBPD reporting districts have three digit numbers: a main number surrounded by smaller districts. For example, an area with the main number "16" is surrounded by districts 1, 2, 3 and 4. These are districts 161, 162, 163 and 164.
Broken dark lines indicate the border of each small district surrounding the main number. Solid lines indicate the borders of the main number.
The LBPD map showing these districts citywide is so large that if we put in a single file, it would be very slow to load. Thus, we split the map into five panels below. For ease of use, the areas covered by some panels overlap each other.
How to find the crime district of interest to you
South (Port to Ximeno Ave., Pacific ocean to Hill St.)
Southeast (Ximeno/Lakewood Blvd to Studebaker/east city limit, Pacific ocean to Willow)
Northeast (Lakewood Blvd. to east city limit, Atherton Ave. to Carson St.) [FYI, the 605/Carson "Towne Center" (former Naval Hospital) is now designated district "695" but is not yet shown on the map].
East-Central (Cherry Ave. to Bellflower Blvd., Willow St. to ocean (incl. much of Belmont Shore)
West-Central (West city limit to Cherry Ave., Hill St. to Del Amo Blvd.)
Northwest (Northwest city limit, east to Downey Avenue, south to Del Amo)
How to get the crime data for the district you want
- After you determine the number of the reporting district for the neighborhood(s) you're interested in, come back to this page (the one you're reading now) and you can access the crime data for that district, linked above.
- The LBPD provides its data on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper, which we've reproduced in pdf form. You'll see the reporting districts listed on the left side of the pages with reported crimes listed across the page.
The reporting districts are in ascending order.