Atherton, CA
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Atherton, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Atherton is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 16 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Atherton is 1 in 63. Based on FBI crime data, Atherton is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Atherton has a crime rate that is higher than 35% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Atherton compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Atherton with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Atherton's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Atherton does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Atherton.

For Atherton, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Atherton than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1437, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Atherton's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Atherton a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Atherton is one in 66.

Atherton Crime Data

 

Crime Index

39

(100 is safest)


Safer than 39% of U.S. Cities

Atherton Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

5

109

114

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.70

15.17

15.86

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atherton 0.70
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,437

in Atherton

1 in 224

in California

Atherton VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 7,187
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 2 0
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.42 0.28 0.00

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Atherton 15.17
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Atherton

1 in 42

in California

Atherton Property CRIMES

Population: 7,187
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 31 75 3
Rate per 1,000 4.31 10.44 0.42

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Atherton Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Atherton 23
California 85