How Safe Is Long Beach for Travel?

Long Beach, United States
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Long Beach is a port city in the US state of California in Los Angeles County.

Long Beach is recognized as one of the most demographically diverse cities in America.

Long Beach has some nice people-gathering amenities and fine tourist attractions, such as a world-class aquarium and the Queen Mary floating museum/hotel.

Special events are also held in the city like the annual Long Beach Grand Prix (a premier racing event held on city streets) and the annual Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride event.

Aquarium of the Pacific, Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden, Long Beach Museum of Art, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Adobe – there are places worth visit.

As well as Music Tastes Good Festival and Beach City Food Tours.

Warnings & Dangers in Long Beach

Overall Risk


Long Beach is not a safe city for traveling. However, many events and local attractions attract many local and international tourists. If you observe increased security measures and do not appear in dangerous areas of the city, you can have a good time in this city.

Transport & Taxis Risk


You can safely use public transport to get around the city. However, it is better not to board crowded buses. And at the end stations, it can be unsafe. Use licensed taxi services to get to the hotel late at night.

Pickpockets Risk


There are few pickpockets in Long Beach. You can avoid this risk quite simply - the main thing is always to keep track of your belongings and pockets. Remember that if a stranger offers or asks you for help - most often, it can be a pickpocket.

Natural Disasters Risk


Long Beach is prone to risks such as tornadoes and earthquakes. The risk of these disasters is much higher in this city than in the entire region. Examine the surroundings before you travel here and take appropriate security measures.

Mugging Risk


Grave robberies often occur in disadvantaged parts of the city. Also, drug addicts can attack tourists and locals with the aim of theft. Be extremely careful, do not walk alone, especially late at night, and do not get involved in clarifying the relationship of drug dealers or drunk people.

Terrorism Risk


Terrorists are very likely to try to carry out attacks in the California region. Attacks could be indiscriminate, including in places visited by foreigners. You should monitor media reports and be vigilant at all times. Study the political environment before your trip here.

Scams Risk


Many cases of credit card scams reported by ATM readers have been reported. In this regard, withdraw money only in trusted ATMs, preferably in banks. Be careful with those who are trying to find out your information and information about your cards via SMS or email. Do not share this information with third parties.

Women Travelers Risk


In most cases, women traveling alone will be safe in Long Beach if they follow common sense and do not walk around the city at night. Also, avoid getting drunk in bars alone. Return home only by taxi.

So... How Safe Is Long Beach Really?

The crime rate in Long Beach is quite high.

The crime index is medium to high.

The main problems are related to the theft of things, hacking houses, and car thefts.

High crime is also associated with drug trafficking and drug-related uncontrolled crime.

Two significant areas are not quite as safe and should be avoided after dark. Caution is called for even during the daytime in these areas.

The first of these areas is in the southwestern portion of the city.

This area is bounded, starting from the southeast corner, by Redondo Blvd. and 4th, running north to the Signal Hill border. Along the Signal Hill border northwest to the 405 Freeway, along the freeway to the western edge of Long Beach and Wilmington, down to 4th St.

The second and more dangerous of the area is North Long Beach in the northern portion of the city (northwest of the LGB airport).

The approximate boundaries’ area Cherry on the east, Del Amo on the south, the city’s western border on the west, and the city’s northern border on the north.

This area, which also borders the city of Compton, has a reputation for gang activity and is one of the more active police and fire districts in the city.

Travelers are not advised to visit these areas of the city.

Show utmost care for your surroundings when traveling in Long Beach.

How Does Long Beach Compare?

CitySafety Index
Long Beach63
San Francisco61
Belize City (Belize)37
La Paz (Bolivia)52
Sao Paulo (Brazil)45

Useful Information

  • Visas - Visitors to the United States must obtain a visa from one of the United States diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries or Visa Waiver Program countries. A valid passport is a must.
  • Currency - The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. It has a sign: $ and a code: USD. Also, it abbreviated US$. One dollar is divided into 100 cents (Symbol: ¢).
  • Weather - The best times to visit Long Beach for ideal weather are March to mid-July and October to December. Average temperatures in Long Beach vary somewhat and the weather feels very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year.
  • Airports - Long Beach Airport is a public airport 7 km northeast of downtown Long Beach, in Los Angeles County, California. It is the 10th busiest airport in California based on passenger boardings.
  • Travel Insurance - The travel insurance policy is a must when visiting a foreign country. Make sure you got it before starting your journey, the customs officer may ask for it.
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Long Beach Weather Averages (Temperatures)

Jan 15° C
Feb 15° C
Mar 15° C
Apr 17° C
May 19° C
Jun 21° C
Jul 23° C
Aug 24° C
Sep 23° C
Oct 21° C
Nov 17° C
Dec 15° C
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1 Review on Long Beach

  1. I think you need to update your comments on North Long Beach as the “most dangerous area”.the median home value in North LB is in the mid 700’s and it’s within walking distance of million dollar plus homes as well as shops , bars and restaurants . Of course be safe wherever you go.

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