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Total crime 17%
Violent crime 10%
Property crime 18%
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 Jose/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime28,222n/a (estimate)2,7412,5812,346
Murder40n/a3.95.66.5
Rape566n/a55.034.238.4
Robbery1,185n/a115.1113.673.9
Assault2,584n/a251.0288.7279.7
Violent crime4,375n/a (estimate)425442388
Burglary4,045n/a392.9369.7314.2
Theft12,737n/a1,237.21,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft7,065n/a686.2427.6246.0
Property crime23,847n/a (estimate)2,3162,1391,958

Key findings

  • San Jose crime rates are 17% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Jose are 10% higher than the national average
  • In San Jose you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Jose is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Jose has decreased by 4%

San Jose crime map

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

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

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Jose, per 100,000 residents. In San Jose, the total number of daily crimes is 1.06 times more than the California average and 1.17 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in San Jose are 1.04 times less than the California average and 1.10 times more than the national average. For property crime, San Jose has a daily crime rate that is 1.08 times more than the California average and 1.18 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is San Jose (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of San Jose to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is San Jose safe? The gauges above illustrate that San Jose is safer than 31% of every city located within California along with 24% 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 Jose, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Jose

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Jose is 1 in 236
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Jose is 1 in 44
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Jose is 1 in 37
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in San Jose? In San Jose, you have a 1 in 236 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 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in San Jose, CA is 1 in 37.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in San Jose, California (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in San Jose has decreased by 3%, the amount of property crime in San Jose has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in San Jose has decreased by 4% year over year.

      San Jose police department

      ItemSan JoseCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,43551,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.53.63.3
      There are a total of 1,435 San Jose police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 59.3% less than the California average and 54.8% 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
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61769336405
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984407492
      Loyola, CA3,42584407492
      Monte Sereno, CA3,514116436553
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37671697768
      Saratoga, CA30,83060716776
      East Foothills, CA6,347144696839
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634252,3162,741

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Austin, TX907,7794673,6314,098
      Jacksonville, FL856,6166982,8713,569
      San Francisco, CA850,2825444,3944,938
      Indianapolis, IN846,6748713,5704,441
      Columbus, OH837,0385563,1303,686
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634252,3162,741
      Source: The San Jose, 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.