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57%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
82%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
53%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSan Ramon/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime864n/a (estimate)9912,8432,324
Murder0n/a0.05.76.3
Rape10n/a11.537.440.0
Robbery16n/a18.3123.566.1
Assault31n/a35.5332.8268.2
Violent crime57n/a (estimate)65500370
Burglary117n/a134.1371.9269.8
Theft621n/a711.91,499.31,401.9
Vehicle theft69n/a79.1471.9282.7
Property crime807n/a (estimate)9252,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in San Ramon, CA

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the San Ramon crime rate is lower than the national average by 57.4%. Specifically, there were 57 violent crimes in San Ramon, equivalent to 65 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 82.3%. Furthermore, San Ramon recorded 807 property crimes, amounting to 925 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 52.7%.

San Ramon has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 65 violent crimes per 100,000 people, San Ramon ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

San Ramon showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in San Ramon?

What is the prevailing sentiment among San Ramon residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 46 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 89% of San Ramon residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 11% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is San Ramon a Safe Place to Live?

Is San Ramon a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, San Ramon has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 57%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 2.37 daily incidents, encompassing 0.16 violent crimes and 2.21 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of San Ramon as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in San Ramon Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in San Ramon. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in San Ramon has increased by 1.7%. Violent crimes have increased by 5.6%, while property crimes have increased by 1.4%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in San Ramon

San Ramon has a poverty rate that stands at 3.9, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in San Ramon crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower San Ramon crime rates. The population density in San Ramon is 4055.2 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

In San Ramon, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

San Ramon crime map



The San Ramon crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in San Ramon as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. 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 Ramon crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the San Ramon crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • San Ramon crime rates are 57% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Ramon are 82% lower than the national average
  • In San Ramon you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Ramon is safer than 78% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Ramon has decreased by 11%

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

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in San Ramon, per 100,000 residents. In San Ramon, the total number of daily crimes is 2.87 times less than the California average and 2.35 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in San Ramon are 7.64 times less than the California average and 5.66 times less than the national average. For property crime, San Ramon has a daily crime rate that is 2.53 times less than the California average and 2.11 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is San Ramon (higher is better)

        How safe is San Ramon, California compared to other cities in California and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that San Ramon is safer than 95% of the cities in California and 78% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in California and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than San Ramon. Overall, San Ramon is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Ramon

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Ramon is 1 in 1531
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Ramon is 1 in 109
        The chance of being a victim of crime in San Ramon is 1 in 101
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in San Ramon? In San Ramon, CA you have a 1 in 1531 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 109 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime in San Ramon.

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

        A good indicator of whether San Ramon is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in San Ramon has decreased by 8%, while the property crime rate in San Ramon has decreased by 11% year over year. The number of total crimes in San Ramon has decreased by 11% year over year.

        San Ramon police department

        Item San Ramon California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7451,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.03.63.3
        There are a total of 74 San Ramon police officers. This results in 1.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 72.3% less than the California average and 69.3% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /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.

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        Source: The San Ramon, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.