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Total crime 30%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 26%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSunnyvale/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,796n/a (estimate)1,7962,8282,580
Murder1n/a0.64.45.0
Rape43n/a27.639.242.6
Robbery71n/a45.6137.386.2
Assault140n/a90.0266.5246.8
Violent crime255n/a (estimate)164447381
Burglary424n/a272.4416.2376.0
Theft1,764n/a1,133.41,571.81,594.6
Vehicle theft353n/a226.8392.4228.9
Property crime2,541n/a (estimate)1,6332,3802,200

Key findings

  • Sunnyvale crime rates are 30% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sunnyvale are 57% lower than the national average
  • In Sunnyvale you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sunnyvale is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sunnyvale has decreased by 3%

Sunnyvale crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Sunnyvale crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Sunnyvale (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Sunnyvale for every 100,000 residents. The Sunnyvale total amount of daily crime is 1.57 times less than the California average and 1.44 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sunnyvale, is 2.73 times less than the California average, and it is 2.32 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Sunnyvale has a daily crime average that is 1.46 times less than the California average and 1.35 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, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Sunnyvale safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Sunnyvale is safer than 77% of California cities, and 57% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Sunnyvale 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 611
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 62
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 56
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Sunnyvale? In Sunnyvale, CA you have a 1 in 611 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 62 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 56 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sunnyvale.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sunnyvale, CA is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sunnyvale has increased by 40%, while the property crime rate in Sunnyvale has decreased by 6% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sunnyvale has decreased by 3% 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
      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
      Sunol, CA1,00463334397
      Ladera, CA1,51463334397
      Monte Sereno, CA3,5140527527
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25985453538
      Loyola, CA3,42585453538
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83085453538
      Los Altos Hills, CA8,37681555635
      Sunnyvale, CA149,5961641,6331,796

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rockford, IL149,5971,3863,6725,058
      Kansas City, KS149,7556794,0724,751
      Lakewood, CO149,7934503,0303,481
      Escondido, CA149,9123501,7872,137
      Hollywood, FL148,1142332,7933,026
      Sunnyvale, CA149,5961641,6331,796
      Source: The Sunnyvale, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.