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Crime & Safety

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Using a crime rate index based on 100, Compton was given a score rendering it safer than 14% of all cities in the United States. This puts Compton on the list of 100 most dangerous cities in America. Property crime rates are slightly higher in Compton than in most cities in California, but is about evenly matched with the national median. A person’s chance of being a victim of property crime, such as arson and burglary, is 1 in 34. Motor vehicle theft rates, specifically, are higher in this city than most in the country. Violent crimes occur at a rate in Compton that is more than 3 times both the national and state average. A person’s chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in this city are about 1 in 72. In particular, rates of homicide are higher here than in most cities in the country. However, between 2005 and 2010, homicide rates decreased by 67%. The city is making an effort to adjust its reputation for violence and corruption. The Compton Police Department was disbanded on suspicion of corruption, and the city is now served by the LA County Sheriff’s Department. The department has initiated plans such as the Gifts for Guns initiative, through which residents were paid for turning in guns to authorities. Crimes of any sort occur at a rate of 1 in 23, but rates are expected to continue to lessen.

Economy and Jobs

Economy and Jobs

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Employment potential in Compton was listed in 2010 as 60,785, with only 27,120 positions filled. The unemployment rate in this city, in the same year, was 12%; double the national as well as state average. However, Compton has recently been referred to as a. “Entrepreneurial Hot Spot” by Cognetics, Inc., an independent economic research firm, when it made the list of best places in the country to start and grow a business. Compton’s Planning and Economic Development Department offers assistance programs for business owners, contributing and organizing various resources in order to build the city in terms of both reputation and stability. There are several headquarters of major retail chains in Compton, and the Alameda Corridor, which sees 25% of all waterway trades in the country, passes right through the city. In 2007, Gateway Towne Center opened, providing over 1,000 new jobs, bringing in business from other cities, and escalating the city’s tax revenue by 30%. There are many industries of all types in Compton, and economically it is becoming stronger and consistently offering more opportunity.


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2 Bed $550 West Magnolia Street, Compton, CA February 5th
thumbnail 3 Bed $1,810 1041 W Reeve Street, Compton, CA February 4th
thumbnail 1 Bed $895 2137 E Compton Boulevard, Compton, CA February 5th
thumbnail 2 Bed $975 Compton, CA June 13th
thumbnail 3 Bed $600 Nestor Ave./142Nd, Compton, CA February 5th
thumbnail 2 Bed $1,500 1.39 miles from Compton February 5th
thumbnail 0 Bed $795 1.67 miles from Compton February 4th
3 Bed $1,925 2.45 miles from Compton February 4th
thumbnail 0 - 2 Bed $845 - $1,345 2.72 miles from Compton December 31st
thumbnail 2 Bed $1,625 2.99 miles from Compton February 5th
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Cudahy 5.1mi 2,697
Bellflower 5.7mi 1,836
Huntington Park 5.9mi 2,921
Bell 6.2mi 2,711
Downey 6.4mi 2,096
Maywood 6.7mi 2,779
Lakewood 7.2mi 1,613

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