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Total crime 25%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 38%
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 peopleMountain View/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,628n/a (estimate)3,1062,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape20n/a23.637.542.6
Robbery49n/a57.9132.481.6
Assault96n/a113.5267.1250.2
Violent crime165n/a (estimate)195441379
Burglary321n/a379.4386.1340.5
Theft2,030n/a2,399.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft112n/a132.4358.8219.9
Property crime2,463n/a (estimate)2,9112,3312,110

Key findings

  • Mountain View crime rates are 25% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mountain View are 49% lower than the national average
  • In Mountain View you have a 1 in 33 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mountain View is safer than 35% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mountain View has increased by 13%

Mountain View crime map

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The Mountain View crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mountain View 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 Mountain View crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Mountain View (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mountain View

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mountain View is 1 in 513
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mountain View is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mountain View is 1 in 33

      Year Over Year Crime In Mountain View (per 100,000 people)

      Mountain View police department

      ItemMountain ViewCaliforniaNational
      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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      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140342342
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Mountain View, CA78,8271952,9113,106

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      Brooklyn Park, MN78,8233683,3993,767
      Medford, OR78,8563763,6173,993
      Lynchburg, VA78,7553832,1842,567
      Melbourne, FL78,9116923,3494,041
      Deerfield Beach, FL78,6424302,6483,078
      Mountain View, CA78,8271952,9113,106
      Source: The Mountain View, 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.