Reported Annual Crime In San Mateo

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Mateo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,311n/a (estimate)2,2163,0452,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Mateo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.94.84.9
Rape11n/a10.532.738.6
Robbery62n/a59.4135.0101.9
Assault191n/a183.1253.8237.8
Violent crime266n/a (estimate)255426373
Burglary726n/a696.0504.3491.4
Theft1,114n/a1,068.01,677.11,775.4
Vehicle theft205n/a196.5436.8220.2
Property crime2,045n/a (estimate)1,9612,6182,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in San Mateo, CA. The total number of reported crimes in San Mateo, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall San Mateo, CA crime rate is 27% lower than the California average and is 23% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, San Mateo, CA has a violent crime rate that is 40% lower than the California average and 32% lower than the national average. For property crime, San Mateo, CA is 25% lower than the California average and 21% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in San Mateo is 23% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.07 daily crimes that occur in San Mateo.
  • San Mateo is safer than 46% of the cities in the United States.
  • In San Mateo you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in San Mateo has increased by 4%.

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Mateo, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In San Mateo, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.37 times less than the California average and 1.29 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in San Mateo, CA are 1.67 times less than the California average and 1.46 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, San Mateo, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times less than the California average and 1.27 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is San Mateo (higher is better)

How safe is San Mateo, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that San Mateo, CA is safer than 61% of the cities in California and 46% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than San Mateo, CA. Overall, San Mateo, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Mateo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Mateo is 1 in 393
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Mateo is 1 in 52
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Mateo is 1 in 46
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in San Mateo, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in San Mateo, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 393. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 52 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in San Mateo, CA is 1 in 46.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in San Mateo, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in San Mateo, CA has increased by 13%, while the property crime rate in San Mateo, CA has increased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, San Mateo, CA has increased by 4% with regards to total crimes year over year.

San Mateo police department

ItemSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13751,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
There are a total of 137 San Mateo police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.8% less than the California average and 57.8% 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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ladera, CA1,49760367427
Montara, CA2,88067411477
Loyola, CA3,46381499580
West Menlo Park, CA3,74381499580
Moss Beach, CA3,43585522607
San Mateo, CA100,1142551,9612,216

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Spring Hill, FL100,2706684,0694,737
Lakeland, FL99,9423824,8665,247
Las Cruces, NM100,3602624,9555,217
South Bend, IN100,4227115,3446,055
Kenosha, WI99,7092862,0652,351
San Mateo, CA100,1142551,9612,216
Source: The San Mateo, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. 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.