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Total crime 57%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 52%
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 peopleLos Altos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime331n/a (estimate)1,0782,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape3n/a9.837.542.6
Robbery4n/a13.0132.481.6
Assault14n/a45.6267.1250.2
Violent crime21n/a (estimate)68441379
Burglary107n/a348.4386.1340.5
Theft181n/a589.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft22n/a71.6358.8219.9
Property crime310n/a (estimate)1,0092,3312,110

Key findings

  • Los Altos crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Los Altos are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Los Altos you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Los Altos is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Los Altos has increased by 12%

Los Altos crime map

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

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Los Altos, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Los Altos are 2.57 times less than the California average and 2.31 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Los Altos are 6.45 times less than than California and 5.55 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Los Altos are 2.31 times less than than California and 2.09 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Los Altos (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Los Altos in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Los Altos safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Los Altos being safer than 94% of cities in California and 77% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Los Altos ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      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 1463
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Los Altos is 1 in 100
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Los Altos is 1 in 93
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Los Altos? In Los Altos, CA you have a 1 in 1463 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 100 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Los Altos.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Los Altos is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Los Altos has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 62% in Los Altos, while property crimes in Los Altos have increased by 10%. Total crime has increased by 13% 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
      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
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140342342
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61769366435
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      Los Altos, CA30,238681,0091,078

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Liberty, MO30,2394492,3942,843
      Sherwood, AR30,2516202,9523,572
      Santa Paula, CA30,2833021,3421,645
      North Royalton, OH30,30256394451
      Princeton, NJ30,16832753785
      Los Altos, CA30,238681,0091,078
      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.