Reported Annual Crime In Los Altos

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLos Altos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime297n/a (estimate)9582,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLos Altos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.45.0
Rape4n/a12.939.242.6
Robbery3n/a9.7137.386.2
Assault6n/a19.4266.5246.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)42447381
Burglary80n/a258.2416.2376.0
Theft188n/a606.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft16n/a51.6392.4228.9
Property crime284n/a (estimate)9162,3802,200

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The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Los Altos, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Los Altos, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Los Altos, CA is 66% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 63% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Los Altos, CA has 91% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 89% lower than the national average. In property crime, Los Altos, CA is 62% lower than the average of California and is 58% lower than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Los Altos is 63% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.63 daily crimes that occur in Los Altos.
  • Los Altos is safer than 86% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Los Altos you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Los Altos has decreased by 17%.

Compare Los Altos, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Los Altos (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Los Altos, 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 Los Altos, CA are 2.95 times less than the California average and 2.69 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Los Altos, CA are 10.66 times less than than California and 9.07 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Los Altos, CA are 2.60 times less than than California and 2.40 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Los Altos (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Los Altos, CA area in comparison to other California communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Los Altos, CA being safer than 96% of cities in California and 86% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Los Altos, CA. In conclusion, Los Altos, CA now ranks above average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Los Altos

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Los Altos is 1 in 2384
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Los Altos is 1 in 110
The chance of being a victim of crime in Los Altos is 1 in 105
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Los Altos, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Los Altos, CA you have a 1 in 2384 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 110 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Los Altos, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Los Altos (per 100,000 people)

The year over year crime rate for Los Altos, CA is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Los Altos, CA has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Los Altos, CA, while property crimes in Los Altos, CA have decreased by 17%. Crimes in total for Los Altos, CA have decreased by 17% year over year.

Los Altos police department

ItemLos AltosCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)4551,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
There are a total of 45 Los Altos police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 58.1% less than the California average and 53.4% 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
Sunol, CA1,00463334397
Ladera, CA1,51463334397
Lexington Hills, CA2,61770373443
Monte Sereno, CA3,5140527527
Loyola, CA3,42585453538
Cambrian Park, CA3,25985453538
West Menlo Park, CA3,83085453538
Los Altos, CA30,23842916958

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Liberty, MO30,2392921,6051,897
Sherwood, AR30,2515753,1263,702
Santa Paula, CA30,2832961,5041,799
North Royalton, OH30,30249402452
Madison Heights, MI30,1682961,4451,741
Los Altos, CA30,23842916958
Source: The Los Altos, 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.
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