Reported Annual Crime In Foster City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFoster City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime392n/a (estimate)1,1262,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFoster City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape10n/a28.737.241.7
Robbery4n/a11.5143.298.0
Assault29n/a83.3264.2248.9
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)124449383
Burglary53n/a152.3446.9430.4
Theft272n/a781.41,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft24n/a68.9425.9237.4
Property crime349n/a (estimate)1,0032,4972,362

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A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Foster City, CA is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 62% lower than the average of crimes committed in California. It is also 59% lower than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Foster City, CA shows a crime rate that is 73% lower than the California average. The crime rate is also 68% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Foster City, CA is shown to be 60% lower than the California average and 58% lower than the national average.
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The Foster City crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Foster City as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Foster City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Foster City is 59% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.09 daily crimes that occur in Foster City.
  • Foster City is safer than 74% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Foster City you have a 1 in 89 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Foster City has increased by 17%.

Compare Foster City, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Foster City (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Foster City, CA is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for California and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Foster City, CA are 2.62 times less than the California average and 2.44 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Foster City, CA are 3.64 times less than than California and 3.10 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Foster City, CA are 2.49 times less than than California and 2.36 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Foster City (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Foster City, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Foster City, CA ranks safer than 90% of every city located within California along with 74% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Foster City, CA. As a result, Foster City, CA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Foster City

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Foster City is 1 in 810
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Foster City is 1 in 100
The chance of being a victim of crime in Foster City is 1 in 89
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Foster City, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Foster City, CA, you have a 1 in 810 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 100. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Foster City, CA is 1 in 89.

Year Over Year Crime In Foster City (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Foster City, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Foster City, CA has increased by 107%, while the property crime rate in Foster City, CA has increased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in Foster City, CA has increased by 16% year over year.

Foster City police department

ItemFoster CityCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4851,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
There are a total of 48 Foster City police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 57.5% less than the California average and 52.7% 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
Norris Canyon, CA1,04663350413
Ladera, CA1,51463350413
Montara, CA2,89570392462
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
Moss Beach, CA3,70686476561
Hillsborough, CA11,31269607676
Foster City, CA32,9671241,0031,126

Cities with similar population

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Socorro, TX32,9881438751,019
Newark, DE32,9412851,9752,260
Lexington, MA32,936155621775
Ken Caryl, CO32,8833412,5022,843
Copperas Cove, TX33,0526962,5723,268
Foster City, CA32,9671241,0031,126
Source: The Foster City, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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