Half Moon Bay, CA
Crime Rates




Safest

Safest Half Moon Bay neighborhoods




Half Moon Bay, CA crime analytics


The crime rate in Half Moon Bay is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 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 Half Moon Bay is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Half Moon Bay is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Half Moon Bay has a crime rate that is higher than 60% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Half Moon Bay to other communities of similar population, then Half Moon Bay crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Half Moon Bay does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Half Moon Bay's violent crime rate is 2 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 Half Moon Bay is one in 575.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Half Moon Bay's rate for property crime is 23 per one thousand population. This makes Half Moon Bay 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 Half Moon Bay is one in 43.

Importantly, we found that Half Moon Bay has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Half Moon Bay is one in 384.

Half Moon Bay Crime Data

 
Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. Cities

Half Moon Bay Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

294

316

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.74

23.23

24.97

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Half Moon Bay 1.74
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 575

in Half Moon Bay

1 in 235

in California
Half Moon Bay VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 12,657
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
Half Moon Bay 23.23
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Half Moon Bay

1 in 38

in California
Half Moon Bay Property CRIMES
Population: 12,657
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

Half Moon Bay Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Half Moon Bay 49
California 90