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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 20%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelmont/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime474n/a (estimate)1,7512,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape11n/a40.634.238.4
Robbery7n/a25.9113.673.9
Assault34n/a125.6288.7279.7
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)192442388
Burglary53n/a195.8369.7314.2
Theft335n/a1,237.81,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft34n/a125.6427.6246.0
Property crime422n/a (estimate)1,5592,1391,958

Key findings

  • Belmont crime rates are 25% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Belmont are 50% lower than the national average
  • In Belmont you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Belmont is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Belmont has increased by 9%

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The Belmont crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Belmont 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 Belmont crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Belmont (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Belmont, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Belmont are 1.47 times less than the California average and 1.34 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Belmont are 2.30 times less than than California and 2.02 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Belmont are 1.37 times less than than California and 1.26 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Belmont (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Belmont, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Belmont safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Belmont is safer than 72% of California cities, and 52% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Belmont. At this time, Belmont sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Belmont

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Belmont is 1 in 521
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belmont is 1 in 65
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Belmont is 1 in 58
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Belmont, California? If you reside in Belmont, then there is a 1 in 521 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 65. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 58 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Belmont.

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

      Determining whether Belmont is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Belmont violent crime rates have increased by 16%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 8% year over year. Total crimes for Belmont has increased by 9% in the same time frame.

      Belmont police department

      ItemBelmontCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 40 Belmont police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58% less than the California average and 53.4% less 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ladera, CA1,51462300362
      Montara, CA2,89569336405
      Loyola, CA3,42584407492
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084407492
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684407492
      Portola Valley, CA4,550115556670
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115556670
      Belmont, CA26,9181921,5591,751

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Garden City, KS26,9165273,4293,957
      South Laurel, MD26,9524401,7732,213
      Leisure City, FL26,8615962,7453,341
      Bessemer, AL26,8566403,0143,654
      Watertown, NY26,9977353,9274,662
      Belmont, CA26,9181921,5591,751
      Source: The Belmont, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.