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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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 about Scout's Crime Data

Los Altos has an overall crime rate of 11 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 90. How does Los Altos fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Los Altos's crime rate is lower than approximately 80% 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 1318, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Los Altos; 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.

Los Altos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

53

(100 is safest)


Safer than 53% of U.S. Cities

Los Altos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

24

326

350

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.76

10.31

11.07

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
0.76
4.4
National Median: 4
    Los Altos
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,318

in Los Altos

1 in 227

in California

Los Altos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 31,625
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 2 11 10
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.06 0.35 0.32

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
10.31
21.3
National Median: 19
    Los Altos
    California

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 97

in Los Altos

1 in 47

in California

Los Altos Property CRIMES

Population: 31,625
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 81 223 22
Rate per 1,000 2.56 7.05 0.70

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Los Altos Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
54
77
National Median: 26.9
    Los Altos
    California