Reported Annual Crime In Menlo Park

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMenlo Park/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime709n/a (estimate)2,0732,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMenlo Park/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape15n/a43.937.241.7
Robbery15n/a43.9143.298.0
Assault23n/a67.3264.2248.9
Violent crime53n/a (estimate)155449383
Burglary95n/a277.8446.9430.4
Theft527n/a1,541.21,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft34n/a99.4425.9237.4
Property crime656n/a (estimate)1,9182,4972,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Menlo Park, CA for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Menlo Park, CA is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Menlo Park, CA crime rates are 30% lower than in comparison to the California mean and are 24% lower than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Menlo Park, CA has a rate that is 66% lower than the California average; compared to the United States, it is 60% lower than. Looking at crimes involving property, Menlo Park, CA is 23% lower than its state's mean, and 19% lower than the country's average.

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The Menlo Park crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Menlo Park as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Menlo Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Menlo Park is 24% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.68 daily crimes that occur in Menlo Park.
  • Menlo Park is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Menlo Park you have a 1 in 49 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Menlo Park has increased by 8%.

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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, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Menlo Park, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.42 times less than the California average and 1.32 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Menlo Park, CA are 2.90 times less than the California average and 2.47 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Menlo Park, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.30 times less than the California average and 1.23 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Menlo Park (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Menlo Park, CA compared to every other city in California as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Menlo Park, CA ranks safer than 83% of every city located within California along with 67% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Menlo Park, CA. As a result, Menlo Park, CA is ranked above average when compared to the majority of 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 646
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 53
The chance of being a victim of crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 49
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Menlo Park, CA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Menlo Park, CA, then there is a 1 in 646 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 53. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 49 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Menlo Park, CA.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Menlo Park, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Menlo Park, CA has increased by 63%, while the property crime rate in Menlo Park, CA has increased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Menlo Park, CA has increased by 8% 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
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
Cambrian Park, CA3,25986476561
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
Hillsborough, CA11,31269607676
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37623688711
Menlo Park, CA33,3191551,9182,073

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Woodridge, IL33,3311161,1391,255
Owings Mills, MD33,3326142,7283,342
Wenatchee, WA33,2572142,3922,606
Foothill Farms, CA33,3847133,9634,676
Goshen, IN33,385783,3683,446
Menlo Park, CA33,3191551,9182,073
Source: The Menlo Park, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.