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Total crime 3%
Violent crime 40%
Property crime 11%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Bruno/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,038n/a (estimate)2,4142,5812,346
Murder0n/a0.05.66.5
Rape13n/a30.234.238.4
Robbery28n/a65.1113.673.9
Assault59n/a137.2288.7279.7
Violent crime100n/a (estimate)233442388
Burglary86n/a200.0369.7314.2
Theft708n/a1,646.61,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft144n/a334.9427.6246.0
Property crime938n/a (estimate)2,1822,1391,958

Key findings

  • San Bruno crime rates are 3% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Bruno are 40% lower than the national average
  • In San Bruno you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Bruno is safer than 39% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Bruno has decreased by 18%

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

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      Daily Crime In San Bruno (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in San Bruno on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in San Bruno (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.07 times less than the state average and 1.03 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in San Bruno on a daily basis are 1.90 times less than than California average and 1.67 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in San Bruno are 1.02 times more than the daily state average and 1.11 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is San Bruno (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of San Bruno to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is San Bruno safe? The gauges above illustrate that San Bruno is safer than 55% of every city located within California along with 39% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, San Bruno, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Bruno

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Bruno is 1 in 430
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Bruno is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Bruno is 1 in 42
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in San Bruno? In San Bruno, CA you have a 1 in 430 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 42 chance of becoming a victim of crime in San Bruno.

      Year Over Year Crime In San Bruno (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for San Bruno is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in San Bruno has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 27% in San Bruno, while property crimes in San Bruno have decreased by 17%. Total crime has decreased by 18% year over year.

      San Bruno police department

      ItemSan BrunoCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6051,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
      There are a total of 60 San Bruno police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 60.5% less than the California average and 56.1% 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
      Montara, CA2,89569336405
      Moss Beach, CA3,70684407492
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084407492
      Highlands-Baywood Park, CA4,261115556670
      Emerald Lake Hills, CA4,716115556670
      Woodside, CA5,496144696839
      El Granada, CA6,132144696839
      San Bruno, CA42,7362332,1822,414

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Belleville, IL42,7295552,6703,225
      Salem, MA42,8042501,5061,756
      Moline, IL42,8055252,3452,870
      Bell Gardens, CA42,8053571,4711,828
      Fairfield, OH42,6401972,0622,260
      San Bruno, CA42,7362332,1822,414
      Source: The San Bruno, 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.