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Total crime 67%
Violent crime 80%
Property crime 65%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHillsborough/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime99n/a (estimate)8552,8282,580
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape2n/a17.339.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.0137.386.2
Assault7n/a60.4266.5246.8
Violent crime9n/a (estimate)78447381
Burglary44n/a380.0416.2376.0
Theft42n/a362.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft4n/a34.5392.4228.9
Property crime90n/a (estimate)7772,3802,200

Key findings

  • Hillsborough crime rates are 67% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hillsborough are 80% lower than the national average
  • In Hillsborough you have a 1 in 117 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hillsborough is safer than 82% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hillsborough has increased by 26%

Hillsborough crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Hillsborough (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Hillsborough for every 100,000 residents. The Hillsborough total amount of daily crime is 3.31 times less than the California average and 3.02 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Hillsborough, is 5.76 times less than the California average, and it is 4.90 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Hillsborough has a daily crime average that is 3.06 times less than the California average and 2.83 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Hillsborough (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in California and all other cities across the US, is Hillsborough safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Hillsborough is safer than 95% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Hillsborough is safer than 82% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all California and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Hillsborough. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Hillsborough is above average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hillsborough

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hillsborough is 1 in 1287
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hillsborough is 1 in 129
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hillsborough is 1 in 117
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Hillsborough, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1287. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 129 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Hillsborough is 1 in 117.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Hillsborough is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Hillsborough has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 13% in Hillsborough, while property crimes in Hillsborough have increased by 28%. Total crime has increased by 26% year over year.

      Hillsborough police department

      ItemHillsboroughCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.73.63.3
      There are a total of 30 Hillsborough police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.9% less than the California average and 16.6% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ladera, CA1,51463334397
      Montara, CA2,89570373443
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83085453538
      Loyola, CA3,42585453538
      Moss Beach, CA3,70685453538
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37681555635
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716116618734
      Hillsborough, CA11,31278777855

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lyndon, KY11,3101381,2821,421
      Winton, CA11,3096813,6274,308
      Crossville, TN11,3088244,6645,488
      Lowes Island, VA11,31676635711
      Lake Arrowhead, CA11,3074762,5343,009
      Hillsborough, CA11,31278777855
      Source: The Hillsborough, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.