Annual Crime In Menlo Park (2018)

Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
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 peopleMenlo Park/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime649n/a (estimate)1,8712,8282,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMenlo Park/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a2.94.45.0
Rape9n/a25.939.242.6
Robbery9n/a25.9137.386.2
Assault24n/a69.2266.5246.8
Violent crime43n/a (estimate)124447381
Burglary110n/a317.1416.2376.0
Theft470n/a1,354.71,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft26n/a74.9392.4228.9
Property crime606n/a (estimate)1,7472,3802,200

Key findings

  • Menlo Park crime rates are 27% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Menlo Park are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Menlo Park you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Menlo Park is safer than 59% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Menlo Park has decreased by 3%

Menlo Park crime map

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Compare Menlo Park, CA Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Menlo Park (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Menlo Park, per 100,000 residents. In Menlo Park, the total number of daily crimes is 1.51 times less than the California average and 1.38 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Menlo Park are 3.61 times less than the California average and 3.07 times less than the national average. For property crime, Menlo Park has a daily crime rate that is 1.36 times less than the California average and 1.26 times less than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Menlo Park (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Menlo Park compared to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Menlo Park ranks safer than 78% of every city located within California along with 59% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Menlo Park, CA is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Menlo Park

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 807
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 58
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 54
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Menlo Park, CA? If you reside in Menlo Park, then there is a 1 in 807 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 58. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 54 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Menlo Park.

      Year Over Year Crime In Menlo Park (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Menlo Park, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Menlo Park has increased by 39%, while the property crime rate in Menlo Park has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Menlo Park has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Menlo Park police department

      ItemMenlo ParkCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6651,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.03.63.3
      There are a total of 66 Menlo Park police officers. This results in 2.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 44.1% less than the California average and 38% 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, CA1,51463334397
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140527527
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83085453538
      Loyola, CA3,42585453538
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25985453538
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37681555635
      Portola Valley, CA4,550116618734
      Menlo Park, CA33,3191241,7471,871

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Woodridge, IL33,331951,1641,259
      Owings Mills, MD33,3325762,4963,072
      Wenatchee, WA33,2572932,4912,783
      Foothill Farms, CA33,3847103,7784,487
      Goshen, IN33,3851413,3793,519
      Menlo Park, CA33,3191241,7471,871
      Source: The Menlo Park, 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.