Foster City, CA
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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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 has an overall crime rate of 12 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Foster City is 1 in 85. How does Foster City fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Foster City's crime rate is lower than approximately 84% of California communities.

However, 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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Foster City's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Foster City is one in 765.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Foster City; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 10 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Foster City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

59

(100 is safest)


Safer than 59% of U.S. Cities

Foster City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

45

360

405

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.31

10.46

11.77

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Foster City 1.31
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 765

in Foster City

1 in 223

in California

Foster City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 34,412
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 5 30
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.15 0.87

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Foster City 10.46
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 96

in Foster City

1 in 40

in California

Foster City Property CRIMES

Population: 34,412
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 53 281 26
Rate per 1,000 1.54 8.17 0.76

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Foster City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Foster City 98
California 88