Reported Annual Crime In Sunnyvale

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSunnyvale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,864n/a (estimate)1,8492,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSunnyvale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a0.64.65.3
Rape29n/a18.737.241.7
Robbery56n/a36.1143.298.0
Assault96n/a62.0264.2248.9
Violent crime182n/a (estimate)117449383
Burglary512n/a330.5446.9430.4
Theft1,872n/a1,208.41,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft298n/a192.4425.9237.4
Property crime2,682n/a (estimate)1,7312,4972,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Sunnyvale, CA. The total number of reported crimes in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA crime rate is 37% lower than the California average and is 33% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Sunnyvale, CA has a violent crime rate that is 74% lower than the California average and 69% lower than the national average. For property crime, Sunnyvale, CA is 31% lower than the California average and 27% lower than the national average.
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The Sunnyvale crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Sunnyvale is 33% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 5.06 daily crimes that occur in Sunnyvale.
  • Sunnyvale is safer than 64% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Sunnyvale you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Sunnyvale has increased by 12%.

Compare Sunnyvale, CA Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Sunnyvale (per 100,000 people)

The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily criminal activity in Sunnyvale, CA for every 100,000 residents. To compare, daily crime statistics are also disclosed for California as well as those across America as a whole. The Sunnyvale, CA total amount of daily offenses is 1.59 times less than the California average and 1.48 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sunnyvale, CA is 3.82 times less than the California average, and it is 3.26 times less than the national mean. The statistics for property crimes show that Sunnyvale, CA has a daily crime figure that is 1.44 times less than the California average and 1.36 times less than the daily national rate.

How Safe is Sunnyvale (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Sunnyvale, CA compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Sunnyvale, CA safer than 81% when compared to other California cities, and 64% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Sunnyvale, CA. At this time, Sunnyvale, CA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sunnyvale

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 852
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 55
Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sunnyvale, CA? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Sunnyvale, CA you have a 1 in 852 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 58 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sunnyvale, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Sunnyvale (per 100,000 people)

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Sunnyvale, 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 Sunnyvale, CA has increased by 13%, while the property crime rate in Sunnyvale, CA has increased by 12% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sunnyvale, CA has increased by 12% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Sunnyvale police department

ItemSunnyvaleCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)26751,506558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.93.63.3
There are a total of 267 Sunnyvale police officers. This results in 1.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 48.5% less than the California average and 42.8% 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
Monte Sereno, CA3,5140307307
Ladera, CA1,51463350413
Sunol, CA1,00463350413
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Cambrian Park, CA3,25986476561
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37623688711
Sunnyvale, CA149,5961171,7311,849

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Rockford, IL149,5971,5883,5675,156
Kansas City, KS149,7556384,3304,969
Lakewood, CO149,7936444,8595,503
Escondido, CA149,9123771,7042,081
Hollywood, FL148,1142893,0293,318
Sunnyvale, CA149,5961171,7311,849
Source: The Sunnyvale, 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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