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Total crime 30%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 27%
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 peopleRedwood City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,532n/a (estimate)1,7522,7722,489
Murder0n/a0.04.35.0
Rape32n/a36.637.542.6
Robbery70n/a80.1132.481.6
Assault87n/a99.5267.1250.2
Violent crime189n/a (estimate)216441379
Burglary165n/a188.7386.1340.5
Theft1,014n/a1,159.81,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft164n/a187.6358.8219.9
Property crime1,343n/a (estimate)1,5362,3312,110

Key findings

  • Redwood City crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Redwood City are 43% lower than the national average
  • In Redwood City you have a 1 in 58 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Redwood City is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Redwood City has increased by 8%

Redwood City crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Redwood City (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Redwood City for every 100,000 residents. The Redwood City total amount of daily crime is 1.58 times less than the California average and 1.42 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Redwood City, is 2.04 times less than the California average, and it is 1.76 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Redwood City has a daily crime average that is 1.52 times less than the California average and 1.37 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Redwood City (higher is better)

      Is Redwood City safe in comparison to other cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Redwood City to other cities in the state and across the country, Redwood City is 70% safer than other cities of California and 50% safer than other cities in the nation. Redwood City has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Redwood City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Redwood City is 1 in 463
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Redwood City is 1 in 66
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Redwood City is 1 in 58
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Redwood City? In Redwood City, you have a 1 in 463 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 66. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Redwood City, CA is 1 in 58.

      Year Over Year Crime In Redwood City (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Redwood City is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Redwood City has increased by 7%, while the property crime rate in Redwood City has increased by 8% year over year. The number of total crimes in Redwood City has increased by 8% year over year.

      Redwood City police department

      ItemRedwood CityCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)11551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 115 Redwood City police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.4% less than the California average and 54.9% 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
      Ladera, CA1,51462327389
      Montara, CA2,89569366435
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084444528
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684444528
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115605720
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115605720
      Redwood City, CA82,5952161,5361,752

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      Town 'n' Country, FL82,5544852,7553,240
      Sioux City, IA82,6664453,8904,335
      Hemet, CA82,7483983,3423,741
      Buena Park, CA82,7712982,4942,792
      Santa Fe, NM82,9274961,8582,354
      Redwood City, CA82,5952161,5361,752
      Source: The Redwood City, 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.