There are around 54,228 guns in the state of California. In 2021, 8,036, or 14.8% were used to carry out crimes in a single city — Los Angeles.
According to 24/7 Wall St., Los Angeles has the largest share of firearms linked to crime in the Golden State. The city’s share of state residents (9.9%) does not fully account for the large share of guns used in crime.
Sacramento is the city with the second-largest share of guns linked to crime (4.1%). San Diego is third (2.7%).
24/7 Wall St.’s analysis is based on the latest data from the the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Each year, the agency traces hundreds of thousands of firearms suspected to have been used in criminal activity.
Click here to see a list of cities in each state with the largest percentage of guns linked to crime.
List and data were compiled by 24/7 Wall St. and do not reflect statistics on all cities