Foster City, CA
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Foster City, CA crime analytics


According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Foster City is safer than 71% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 8% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Foster City. If you live in Foster City, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 101. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest 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 1674, 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 107.

Foster City Crime Data

 
Crime Index

71

(100 is safest)


Safer than 71% of U.S. Cities

Foster City Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

20

312

332

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.60

9.32

9.92

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Foster City 0.60
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,674

in Foster City

1 in 235

in California
Foster City VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 33,477
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 1 2 16
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.03 0.06 0.48
United States VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Foster City 9.32
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 107

in Foster City

1 in 38

in California
Foster City Property CRIMES
Population: 33,477
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 80 205 27
Rate per 1,000 2.39 6.12 0.81
United States Property CRIMES
Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Foster City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Foster City 81
California 90