Reported Annual Crime In Redwood City

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRedwood City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,667n/a (estimate)1,9152,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleRedwood City/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.95.3
Rape43n/a49.434.940.4
Robbery44n/a50.5139.6102.8
Assault77n/a88.5265.9248.5
Violent crime164n/a (estimate)188445386
Burglary260n/a298.7479.8468.9
Theft1,087n/a1,248.81,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft156n/a179.2450.3236.9
Property crime1,503n/a (estimate)1,7272,5532,451
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Redwood City, CA is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Redwood City, CA. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Redwood City, CA averages 36% lower than the rest of California while the rate of crime on a national scale is 32% lower than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Redwood City, CA is 58% lower than the average rate of crime in California and 51% lower than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 32% lower than the remainder of the state of California and 30% lower than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Redwood City, CA area.

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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Redwood City crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Redwood City is 32% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.25 daily crimes that occur in Redwood City.
  • Redwood City is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Redwood City you have a 1 in 53 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Redwood City has decreased by 20%.

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

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Redwood City, CA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for California as well as those across America as a whole. The Redwood City, CA total amount of daily offenses is 1.57 times less than the California average and 1.48 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Redwood City, CA is 2.36 times less than the California average, and it is 2.05 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Redwood City, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.48 times less than the California average and 1.42 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Redwood City (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Redwood City, CA in comparison to other notable cities in the state of California as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Redwood City, CA to other cities in the state and across the country, Redwood City, CA is 74% safer than other cities of California and 57% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in California cities and all around the United States, Redwood City, CA has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Redwood City, CA crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

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 531
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Redwood City is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of crime in Redwood City is 1 in 53
Are you interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Redwood City, CA? Just look at the above illustrations to see what your chances are of becoming a victim of any crime, such as property crime or violent crime, in this city. In Redwood City, CA, you have a 1 in 531 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 58. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Redwood City, CA is 1 in 53.

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

A good indicator of whether Redwood City, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Redwood City, CA has decreased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Redwood City, CA has decreased by 21% year over year. The number of total crimes in Redwood City, CA has decreased by 20% 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
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ladera, CA1,51462358421
Montara, CA2,89570400470
Loyola, CA3,42585486571
Moss Beach, CA3,70685486571
West Menlo Park, CA3,83085486571
Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716116663779
Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261116663779
Redwood City, CA82,5951881,7271,915

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Source: The Redwood City, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.