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Total crime 176%
Violent crime 263%
Property crime 161%
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.
StatisticReportedincidentsDowntown/100k peopleSan Jose/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime29,7236,882 (estimate)2,8582,7722,489
Murder32n/a3.14.35.0
Rape671n/a64.537.542.6
Robbery1,339n/a128.7132.481.6
Assault2,517n/a242.0267.1250.2
Violent crime4,5591,378 (estimate)438441379
Burglary4,114n/a395.6386.1340.5
Theft14,924n/a1,435.01,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft6,126n/a589.0358.8219.9
Property crime25,1645,504 (estimate)2,4202,3312,110

Key findings

  • Downtown crime rates are 176% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Downtown are 263% higher than the national average
  • In Downtown you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Downtown is safer than 10% of the cities in California
  • Year over year crime in San Jose has decreased by 1%

Downtown crime map

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      Daily Crime In Downtown (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Downtown

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Downtown is 1 in 73
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Downtown is 1 in 19
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Downtown is 1 in 15

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

      San Jose police department

      ItemDowntownSan JoseCalifornia
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a1,43551,506
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a1.53.6

      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
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61769366435
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984444528
      Loyola, CA3,42584444528
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37635777812
      Saratoga, CA30,83052783835
      East Foothills, CA6,347143758901
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634382,4202,858

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Austin, TX907,7794013,7114,111
      Jacksonville, FL856,6166473,3093,957
      San Francisco, CA850,2826705,5066,175
      Indianapolis, IN846,6741,2734,1295,402
      Columbus, OH837,0385033,3083,811
      San Jose, CA1,009,3634382,4202,858
      Source: The Downtown, San Jose, 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.