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Crime Report for South Lake Tahoe,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for South Lake Tahoe, is 1.2 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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South Lake Tahoe Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


South Lake Tahoe, has a violent crime rate of 660 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 511 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

South Lake Tahoe 660
CA 511
National 676

South Lake Tahoe, is in the 83% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 85% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 83% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than South Lake Tahoe, or said another way, 17% of cities in have crime rates higher than South Lake Tahoe.


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Crime South Lake Tahoe CA Nation
Violent Crime Total 659.8 511.0 676
Murder / NNH 4.3 5.7 6.5
Forcible Rape 47.1 24.1 31.1
Robbery Rate 132.8 205.6 197.4
Aggravated Assault 475.6 275.7 315
Property Crime Total 2437.8 3010.5 3726.9
Burglary 1113.9 638.9 812.3
Larceny Theft 1173.9 1832.5 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 150.0 540.1 382.3
Arson 8.6 27.8 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


South Lake Tahoe, has a property crime rate of 2437.8 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3010.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

South Lake Tahoe 2437.8
CA 3010.5
National 3727



South Lake Tahoe Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 42
National Percentile Rank - 51