Reported Annual Crime In Sunnyvale

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSunnyvale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,298n/a (estimate)1,4912,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSunnyvale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a0.64.95.3
Rape21n/a13.634.940.4
Robbery53n/a34.4139.6102.8
Assault83n/a53.9265.9248.5
Violent crime158n/a (estimate)103445386
Burglary520n/a337.4479.8468.9
Theft1,347n/a874.11,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft273n/a177.1450.3236.9
Property crime2,140n/a (estimate)1,3892,5532,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Sunnyvale, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA crime rate is 50% lower than the California average and is 47% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Sunnyvale, CA has a violent crime rate that is 77% lower than the California average and 73% lower than the national average. For property crime, Sunnyvale, CA is 46% lower than the California average and 43% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ladera, CA1,49762358421
Fruitdale, CA1,08967386454
Loyola, CA3,46385486571
Cambrian Park, CA3,31885486571
West Menlo Park, CA3,74385486571
Portola Valley, CA4,478116663779
Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,519116663779
Sunnyvale, CA145,9211031,3891,491

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sunnyvale is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 4.09 daily crimes that occur in Sunnyvale.
  • Sunnyvale is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sunnyvale you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sunnyvale has decreased by 10%.

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Daily Crime In Sunnyvale (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Sunnyvale, CA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for California as well as those across America as a whole. The Sunnyvale, CA total amount of daily offenses is 2.01 times less than the California average and 1.90 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sunnyvale, CA is 4.34 times less than the California average, and it is 3.77 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Sunnyvale, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.84 times less than the California average and 1.76 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Sunnyvale (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sunnyvale, CA compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Sunnyvale, CA safer than 88% when compared to other California cities, and 71% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sunnyvale, CA. At this time, Sunnyvale, CA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sunnyvale

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 976
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 73
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 68
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sunnyvale, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Sunnyvale, CA you have a 1 in 976 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 73 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 68 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sunnyvale, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Sunnyvale (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA has decreased by 1%, while the property crime rate in Sunnyvale, CA has decreased by 10% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sunnyvale, CA has decreased by 10% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Sunnyvale police department

ItemSunnyvaleCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)26751,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
There are a total of 267 Sunnyvale police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.5% less than the California average and 43.1% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lakewood, CO145,8805665,4716,037
Cary, NC146,041921,0051,096
Paterson, NJ146,3417652,1422,906
Alexandria, VA146,4221841,8011,986
Bridgeport, CT146,6807522,1992,951
Sunnyvale, CA145,9211031,3891,491
Source: The Sunnyvale, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.