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33%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
59%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
28%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBelmont/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime411n/a (estimate)1,5642,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape9n/a34.337.440.0
Robbery6n/a22.8123.566.1
Assault25n/a95.1332.8268.2
Violent crime40n/a (estimate)152500370
Burglary73n/a277.8371.9269.8
Theft265n/a1,008.51,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft33n/a125.6471.9282.7
Property crime371n/a (estimate)1,4122,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Belmont, CA

The Belmont crime rates are 32.7% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 40 violent crimes in Belmont (152 per 100,000 people), which is 58.8% lower than the national average and there were a total of 371 property crimes (1412 per 100,000 residents) which is 27.8% lower than average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Belmont reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Belmont?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Belmont. Based on the results of the surveys (14 responses), 71% of people felt that there was very little crime in Belmont and felt safe walking alone at night. While 29% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Belmont a Safe Place to Live?

Is Belmont a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Belmont has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 33%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 1.13 daily incidents, encompassing 0.11 violent crimes and 1.02 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Belmont as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Belmont Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Belmont has decreased by 13.3% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Belmont is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 23.1%, while property crime has decreased by 12.1%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Belmont.

Potential Causes for Crime in Belmont

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Belmont crime rates. Belmont registers a population density of 5824.1 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Belmont has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 1.52 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Belmont are $2,546, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Belmont crime map



The Belmont crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Belmont as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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. Please note that the red areas on the Belmont crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Belmont crime rates are 33% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Belmont are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Belmont you have a 1 in 64 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Belmont is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Belmont has decreased by 11%

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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 1.82 times less than the California average and 1.49 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Belmont are 3.28 times less than than California and 2.43 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Belmont are 1.66 times less than than California and 1.38 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 84% of California cities, and 58% 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 657
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Belmont is 1 in 71
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Belmont is 1 in 64
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Belmont, California? If you reside in Belmont, then there is a 1 in 657 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 71. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 64 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 decreased by 21%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 9% year over year. Total crimes for Belmont has decreased by 11% in the same time frame.

        Belmont police department

        Item Belmont California National
        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

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Ladera, CA1,38570329399
        Montara, CA2,83378368446
        Moss Beach, CA3,43695446542
        Loyola, CA3,40495446542
        West Menlo Park, CA3,72095446542
        Portola Valley, CA4,568130609738
        Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,893130609738
        Belmont, CA26,9631521,4121,564

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        Marshalltown, IA26,9576581,7572,415
        Bristol, TN26,9735022,2972,800
        Eureka, CA26,9387263,4034,129
        Maryland Heights, MO26,9963062,6732,979
        West Chicago, IL26,9982801,6391,919
        Belmont, CA26,9631521,4121,564
        Source: The Belmont, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.