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Total crime 32%
Violent crime 56%
Property crime 28%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAtherton/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime122n/a (estimate)1,6892,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape2n/a27.737.542.6
Robbery4n/a55.4132.481.6
Assault6n/a83.1267.1250.2
Violent crime12n/a (estimate)166441379
Burglary32n/a443.1386.1340.5
Theft74n/a1,024.71,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft4n/a55.4358.8219.9
Property crime110n/a (estimate)1,5232,3312,110

Key findings

  • Atherton crime rates are 32% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Atherton are 56% lower than the national average
  • In Atherton you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Atherton is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Atherton has increased by 10%

Atherton crime map

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The Atherton crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Atherton as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Atherton crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Atherton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Atherton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Atherton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.64 times less than the state average and 1.47 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Atherton on a daily basis are 2.66 times less than than California average and 2.28 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Atherton are 1.53 times less than the daily state average and 1.39 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Atherton (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Atherton in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Atherton safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Atherton being safer than 74% of cities in California and 56% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Atherton. In conclusion, Atherton ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Atherton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Atherton is 1 in 602
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Atherton is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Atherton is 1 in 60
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Atherton, California you have a 1 in 602 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 66 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 60 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Atherton.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Atherton is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Atherton has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 141% in Atherton, while property crimes in Atherton have increased by 4%. Total crime has increased by 10% year over year.

      Atherton police department

      ItemAthertonCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2451,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.43.63.3
      There are a total of 24 Atherton police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.9% less than the California average and 4.5% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140342342
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      Portola Valley, CA4,550115605720
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Atherton, CA7,1271661,5231,689

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Putnam, CT7,129192768960
      LaFayette, GA7,1303902,7153,104
      La Follette, TN7,1317825,0975,879
      Providence, UT7,1221691,5541,723
      Seward, NE7,13328552579
      Atherton, CA7,1271661,5231,689
      Source: The Atherton, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.