Los Altos, CA
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Los Altos, 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

Los Altos 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 Los Altos is 1 in 84. How does Los Altos fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Los Altos's crime rate is lower than approximately 82% of California communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Los Altos has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Los Altos 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 Los Altos 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 Los Altos.

For Los Altos, 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 Los Altos than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 2183, which is a violent crime rate of 0 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Los Altos; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 11 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Los Altos Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 60% of U.S. Cities

Los Altos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Los Altos 0.46
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 2,183

in Los Altos

1 in 225

in California


Population: 30,561
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 3 8
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.10 0.10 0.26


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)

Los Altos 11.39
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 88

in Los Altos

1 in 39

in California

Los Altos Property CRIMES

Population: 30,561
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 133 196 19
Rate per 1,000 4.35 6.41 0.62

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

Los Altos Crimes Per Square Mile

Los Altos 56
California 89