San Jose, CA Crime Rates & Statistics

Reported Annual Crime In San Jose

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Jose/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime28,725n/a (estimate)2,8953,0603,099
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Jose/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder38n/a455
Rape270n/a272525
Robbery1,095n/a110140109
Assault1,812n/a183232229
Violent crime3,215n/a (estimate)324402368
Burglary5,173n/a521605610
Theft12,411n/a1,2511,6221,899
Vehicle theft7,926n/a799431221
Property crime25,510n/a (estimate)2,5712,6582,731

The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in San Jose, CA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in San Jose, CA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall San Jose, CA crime rates are 5% lower than in comparison to the California mean and are 6% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, San Jose, CA has a rate that is 19% lower than the California average; compared to the United States, it is 11% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, San Jose, CA is 3% lower than its state's mean, and 5% lower than the country's average.

The overall crime rate in San Jose is 6% lower than than the national average.
For every 100,000 people, there are 7.93 daily crimes that occur in San Jose.
San Jose is safer than 33% of the cities in the United States.
In San Jose you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The number of total year over year crimes in San Jose has decreased by 11%.

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Daily Crime In San Jose (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Jose, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In San Jose, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times less than than the California average and 1.07 times less than than the national average. Violent crime statistics in San Jose, CA are 1.24 times less than than the California average and 1.14 times less than than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, San Jose, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times less than than the California average and 1.06 times less than than the daily national average.

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How Safe is San Jose (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of San Jose, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that San Jose, CA ranks safer than 40% of every city located within California along with 33% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than San Jose, CA. As a result, San Jose, CA is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Jose

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Jose is 1 in 309
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Jose is 1 in 39
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Jose is 1 in 35

Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in San Jose, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In San Jose, CA, you have a 1 in 309 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 39. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in San Jose, CA is 1 in 35.

Year Over Year Crime In San Jose (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in San Jose, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in San Jose, CA has decreased by 10%, the amount of property crime in San Jose, CA has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in San Jose, CA has decreased by 11% year to year.

Nearby cities with low crime rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lexington Hills, CA2,29767673739
Saratoga, CA30,05945719764
Fruitdale, CA1,05270700770
Loyola, CA3,85681817898
Cambrian Park, CA3,69781817898
San Jose, CA954,3793242,5712,895

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Jacksonville, FL823,6526203,9034,523
Indianapolis, IN822,0061,2335,2466,479
San Francisco, CA807,7558475,7956,642
Austin, TX799,9393634,8505,213
Columbus, OH790,1681933,6833,877
San Jose, CA954,3793242,5712,895

San Jose police department

ItemSan JoseCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,43551,506504,711
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3

There are a total of 1,435 San Jose police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.3% less than the California average and 55% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222

There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Source: The crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2013. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.