Reported Annual Crime In Los Gatos

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 Gatos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime445n/a (estimate)1,4492,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLos Gatos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape3n/a9.837.241.7
Robbery4n/a13.0143.298.0
Assault7n/a22.8264.2248.9
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)46449383
Burglary70n/a227.9446.9430.4
Theft319n/a1,038.41,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft42n/a136.7425.9237.4
Property crime431n/a (estimate)1,4032,4972,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Los Gatos, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Los Gatos, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Los Gatos, CA crime rate is 51% lower than the California average and is 47% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Los Gatos, CA has a violent crime rate that is 90% lower than the California average and 88% lower than the national average. For property crime, Los Gatos, CA is 44% lower than the California average and 41% lower than the national average.
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The Los Gatos crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Los Gatos 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 Gatos crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Los Gatos is 47% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 3.97 daily crimes that occur in Los Gatos.
  • Los Gatos is safer than 77% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Los Gatos you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Los Gatos has decreased by 39%.

Compare Los Gatos, CA Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Los Gatos, 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 Gatos, CA are 2.03 times less than the California average and 1.90 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Los Gatos, CA are 9.86 times less than than California and 8.40 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Los Gatos, CA are 1.78 times less than than California and 1.68 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Los Gatos (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Los Gatos, CA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Los Gatos, CA to other cities in the state and across the country, Los Gatos, CA is 92% safer than other cities of California and 77% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in California cities and all around the United States, Los Gatos, CA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Los Gatos, CA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Los Gatos

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Los Gatos is 1 in 2195
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Los Gatos is 1 in 72
The chance of being a victim of crime in Los Gatos is 1 in 70
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Los Gatos, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Los Gatos, CA you have a 1 in 2195 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 72 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Los Gatos, CA.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Los Gatos, CA is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Los Gatos, CA has decreased by 54%, the amount of property crime in Los Gatos, CA has decreased by 38%, and the total amount of crime in Los Gatos, CA has decreased by 39% year to year.

Los Gatos police department

ItemLos GatosCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5951,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.63.3
There are a total of 59 Los Gatos police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.8% less than the California average and 39.8% 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
Monte Sereno, CA3,5140307307
Ladera, CA1,51463350413
Lexington Hills, CA2,61770392462
Bonny Doon, CA3,11786476561
Cambrian Park, CA3,25986476561
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Los Gatos, CA30,491461,4031,449

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pueblo West, CO30,4954983,6564,154
Clearfield, UT30,4831321,9842,117
Poughkeepsie, NY30,5117061,9992,706
Estero, FL30,4701761,0851,261
LaGrange, GA30,5353555,0455,400
Los Gatos, CA30,491461,4031,449
Source: The Los Gatos, 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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