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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 89%
Property crime 60%
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 peopleHillsborough/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime102n/a (estimate)8852,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape0n/a0.037.542.6
Robbery1n/a8.7132.481.6
Assault4n/a34.7267.1250.2
Violent crime5n/a (estimate)43441379
Burglary46n/a399.3386.1340.5
Theft49n/a425.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft2n/a17.4358.8219.9
Property crime97n/a (estimate)8422,3312,110

Key findings

  • Hillsborough crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hillsborough are 89% lower than the national average
  • In Hillsborough you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hillsborough is safer than 83% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hillsborough has increased by 4%

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 3.13 times less than the California average and 2.81 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Hillsborough, is 10.17 times less than the California average, and it is 8.74 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Hillsborough has a daily crime average that is 2.77 times less than the California average and 2.51 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 97% of other cities in the state of California. In addition, Hillsborough is safer than 83% 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 2305
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hillsborough is 1 in 119
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hillsborough is 1 in 113
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Hillsborough, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2305. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 119 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 113.

      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 decreased by 45% in Hillsborough, while property crimes in Hillsborough have increased by 8%. Total crime has increased by 4% 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, CA1,51462327389
      Montara, CA2,89569366435
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684444528
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      Portola Valley, CA4,550115605720
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Hillsborough, CA11,31243842885

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Lyndon, KY11,3101421,2391,381
      Winton, CA11,3096723,5524,224
      Crossville, TN11,3083614,2864,647
      Lowes Island, VA11,31679626705
      Lake Arrowhead, CA11,3074692,4812,951
      Hillsborough, CA11,31243842885
      Source: The Hillsborough, 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.