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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 79%
Property crime 18%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Data from local enforcement agencies is analyzed and algorithms are applied to estimate the number of crimes in the area.
StatisticReportedincidentsMidtown/100k peoplePalo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,0121,697 (estimate)3,0742,5812,346
Murder1n/a1.55.66.5
Rape12n/a18.334.238.4
Robbery39n/a59.6113.673.9
Assault29n/a44.3288.7279.7
Violent crime8183 (estimate)124442388
Burglary242n/a369.7369.7314.2
Theft1,570n/a2,398.41,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft119n/a181.8427.6246.0
Property crime1,9311,614 (estimate)2,9502,1391,958

Key findings

  • Midtown crime rates are 28% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Midtown are 79% lower than the national average
  • In Midtown you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Midtown is safer than 86% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Palo Alto has decreased by 1%

Midtown crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Midtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Midtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Midtown is 1 in 1205
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Midtown is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Midtown is 1 in 59

      Year Over Year Crime In Palo Alto (per 100,000 people)

      Palo Alto police department

      ItemMidtownPalo AltoCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a13451,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.03.6

      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

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      Ladera, CA1,51462300362
      Sunol, CA1,00462300362
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      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984407492
      Loyola, CA3,42584407492
      Monte Sereno, CA3,514116436553
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115556670
      Palo Alto, CA66,6491242,9503,074

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Portland, ME66,6491951,7261,921
      Camarillo, CA66,630751,1601,235
      Woodbury, MN66,699962,0542,150
      South San Francisco, CA66,5872272,2852,512
      Oshkosh, WI66,7132791,8472,126
      Palo Alto, CA66,6491242,9503,074
      Source: The Midtown, Palo Alto, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.