Foster City, CA
Crime Rates



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Foster City, 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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

Foster City is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (62%) and also has a lower crime rate than 84% of the communities in California, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Foster City is one in 89 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Foster City is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Foster City has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Foster City is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Foster City 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 Foster City.

For Foster City, 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 Foster City than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1068, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Foster City is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Foster City than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 98.

Foster City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

62

(100 is safest)


Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Foster City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

350

382

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.94

10.24

11.18

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Foster City 0.94
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,068

in Foster City

1 in 225

in California

Foster City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,175
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 5 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.15 0.50

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Foster City 10.24
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 98

in Foster City

1 in 39

in California

Foster City Property CRIMES

Population: 34,175
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 60 267 23
Rate per 1,000 1.76 7.81 0.67

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Foster City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Foster City 93
California 89