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Total crime 40%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 32%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLos Gatos/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime426n/a (estimate)1,4072,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape3n/a9.934.238.4
Robbery9n/a29.7113.673.9
Assault8n/a26.4288.7279.7
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)66442388
Burglary103n/a340.3369.7314.2
Theft258n/a852.31,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft45n/a148.7427.6246.0
Property crime406n/a (estimate)1,3412,1391,958

Key findings

  • Los Gatos crime rates are 40% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Los Gatos are 83% lower than the national average
  • In Los Gatos you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Los Gatos is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Los Gatos has not changed

Los Gatos crime map

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

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Los Gatos, California is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Los Gatos are 1.83 times less than the California average and 1.67 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Los Gatos are 6.69 times less than than California and 5.87 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Los Gatos are 1.59 times less than than California and 1.46 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Los Gatos (higher is better)

      Is Los Gatos safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Los Gatos to other cities in the state and across the country, Los Gatos is 88% safer than other cities of California and 69% safer than other cities in the nation. Los Gatos has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      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 1514
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Los Gatos is 1 in 75
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Los Gatos is 1 in 72
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Los Gatos? In Los Gatos, CA you have a 1 in 1514 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 75 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 72 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Los Gatos.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Los Gatos, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Los Gatos has increased by 47%, the amount of property crime in Los Gatos has decreased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Los Gatos has not changed year over 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
      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, CA1,51462300362
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61769336405
      Loyola, CA3,42584407492
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084407492
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984407492
      Bonny Doon, CA3,11784407492
      Monte Sereno, CA3,514116436553
      Los Gatos, CA30,491661,3411,407

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pueblo West, CO30,4955723,8354,407
      Clearfield, UT30,4832131,6221,836
      Poughkeepsie, NY30,5117971,7362,533
      Estero, FL30,470166764930
      LaGrange, GA30,5355795,6866,265
      Los Gatos, CA30,491661,3411,407
      Source: The Los Gatos, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.