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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 5%
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 peopleMenlo Park/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime824n/a (estimate)2,3632,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape16n/a45.937.542.6
Robbery13n/a37.3132.481.6
Assault21n/a60.2267.1250.2
Violent crime50n/a (estimate)143441379
Burglary110n/a315.4386.1340.5
Theft633n/a1,815.31,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft31n/a88.9358.8219.9
Property crime774n/a (estimate)2,2202,3312,110

Key findings

  • Menlo Park crime rates are 5% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Menlo Park are 62% lower than the national average
  • In Menlo Park you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Menlo Park is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Menlo Park has increased by 26%

Menlo Park crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Menlo Park crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 1.17 times less than the California average and 1.05 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Menlo Park are 3.08 times less than the California average and 2.65 times less than the national average. For property crime, Menlo Park has a daily crime rate that is 1.05 times less than the California average and 1.05 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Menlo Park (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Menlo Park to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Menlo Park safe? The gauges above illustrate that Menlo Park is safer than 64% of every city located within California along with 47% 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 below 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 698
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Menlo Park is 1 in 43
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Menlo Park, California? If you reside in Menlo Park, then there is a 1 in 698 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 46. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 43 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 15%, while the property crime rate in Menlo Park has increased by 27% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Menlo Park has increased by 26% 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
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140342342
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      Portola Valley, CA4,550115605720
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Menlo Park, CA33,3191432,2202,363

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Woodridge, IL33,3311108951,005
      Owings Mills, MD33,3325572,3942,952
      Wenatchee, WA33,2571801,8492,028
      Foothill Farms, CA33,3847003,7004,400
      Goshen, IN33,3854682,4882,956
      Menlo Park, CA33,3191432,2202,363
      Source: The Menlo Park, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.