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Total crime 83%
Violent crime 82%
Property crime 83%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMontara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)443 (estimate)2,8282,580
Murdern/an/an/a4.45.0
Rapen/an/an/a39.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a137.386.2
Assaultn/an/an/a266.5246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)70 (estimate)447381
Burglaryn/an/an/a416.2376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a392.4228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)373 (estimate)2,3802,200

Key findings

  • Montara crime rates are 83% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Montara are 82% lower than the national average
  • In Montara you have a 1 in 226 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Montara is safer than 88% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Montara has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Montara (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Montara

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Montara is 1 in 1427
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Montara is 1 in 268
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Montara is 1 in 226

      Year Over Year Crime In Montara (per 100,000 people)

      Montara police department

      ItemMontaraCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      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.

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      Moss Beach, CA3,70685453538
      Portola Valley, CA4,550116618734
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      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261116618734
      Hillsborough, CA11,31278777855
      El Granada, CA6,132145774919
      Woodside, CA5,496145774919
      Montara, CA2,89570373443

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      Superior, AZ2,8952262,4232,649
      Andrews, SC2,8962691,6661,936
      Northlake, TX2,8944752,1382,614
      Arcadia, LA2,8932871,7502,037
      Bowling Green, FL2,8972062,1592,365
      Montara, CA2,89570373443
      Source: The Montara, 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.