C+
Total crime 31%
Violent crime 64%
Property crime 48%
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.
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsUniversity South/100k peoplePalo Alto/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,0693,255 (estimate)3,0912,7722,489
Murder1n/a1.54.35.0
Rape10n/a14.937.542.6
Robbery46n/a68.7132.481.6
Assault29n/a43.3267.1250.2
Violent crime86135 (estimate)128441379
Burglary179n/a267.4386.1340.5
Theft1,722n/a2,572.51,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft82n/a122.5358.8219.9
Property crime1,9833,120 (estimate)2,9622,3312,110

Key findings

  • University South crime rates are 31% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in University South are 64% lower than the national average
  • In University South you have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • University South is safer than 65% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in Palo Alto has increased by 32%

University South crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The University South crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in University South 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 University South crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around University South

See all the best places to live around University South

Compare Palo Alto, CA Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in University South?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in University South?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all University South poll results

      Daily Crime In University South (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is University South (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in University South

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in University South is 1 in 740
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in University South is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in University South is 1 in 31

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

      Palo Alto police department

      ItemUniversity SouthPalo 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140342342
      Sunol, CA1,00462327389
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115605720
      Palo Alto, CA66,6491282,9623,091

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Portland, ME66,6492422,5812,823
      Camarillo, CA66,630831,1731,257
      Woodbury, MN66,699621,7431,805
      South San Francisco, CA66,5872432,1742,418
      Oshkosh, WI66,7132841,5971,882
      Palo Alto, CA66,6491282,9623,091
      Source: The University South, Palo Alto, 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.