Reported Annual Crime In San Mateo

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Mateo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,393n/a (estimate)2,2772,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Mateo/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.04.65.3
Rape19n/a18.137.241.7
Robbery64n/a60.9143.298.0
Assault185n/a176.0264.2248.9
Violent crime268n/a (estimate)255449383
Burglary706n/a671.8446.9430.4
Theft1,231n/a1,171.41,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft188n/a178.9425.9237.4
Property crime2,125n/a (estimate)2,0222,4972,362
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in San Mateo, CA. The total number of reported crimes in San Mateo, CA is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall San Mateo, CA crime rate is 23% lower than the California average and is 17% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, San Mateo, CA has a violent crime rate that is 43% lower than the California average and 33% lower than the national average. For property crime, San Mateo, CA is 19% lower than the California average and 14% lower than the national average.

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in San Mateo is 17% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.24 daily crimes that occur in San Mateo.
  • San Mateo is safer than 49% of the cities in the United States.
  • In San Mateo you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in San Mateo has increased by 3%.

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

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Mateo, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In San Mateo, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times less than the California average and 1.21 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in San Mateo, CA are 1.76 times less than the California average and 1.50 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, San Mateo, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.23 times less than the California average and 1.17 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is San Mateo (higher is better)

How safe is San Mateo, CA compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that San Mateo, CA is safer than 63% of the cities in California and 49% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than San Mateo, CA. Overall, San Mateo, CA is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Mateo

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Mateo is 1 in 393
The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Mateo is 1 in 50
The chance of being a victim of crime in San Mateo is 1 in 44
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in San Mateo, CA? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in San Mateo, CA, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 393. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 50 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in San Mateo, CA is 1 in 44.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in San Mateo, CA is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in San Mateo, CA has not changed, while the property crime rate in San Mateo, CA has increased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, San Mateo, CA has increased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

San Mateo police department

ItemSan MateoCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)13751,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.43.63.3
There are a total of 137 San Mateo police officers. This results in 1.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 61.8% less than the California average and 57.6% 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, CA1,51463350413
Montara, CA2,89570392462
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
Moss Beach, CA3,70686476561
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Hillsborough, CA11,31269607676
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37623688711
San Mateo, CA102,2242552,0222,277

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Sandy Springs, GA102,2121172,1002,217
Clovis, CA102,1482242,6702,894
Davenport, IA102,3057285,0935,821
Lewisville, TX102,3272642,0092,273
Rialto, CA102,4183841,6202,003
San Mateo, CA102,2242552,0222,277
Source: The San Mateo, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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