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 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Los Altos is safer than 65% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In California, only on the order of 10% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Los Altos. If you live in Los Altos, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 89. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Los Altos is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

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 5112, 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

65

(100 is safest)


Safer than 65% of U.S. Cities

Los Altos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

6

339

345

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.20

11.05

11.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Los Altos 0.20
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 5,112

in Los Altos

1 in 235

in California

Los Altos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,671
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 1 1
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.13 0.03 0.03

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
Los Altos 11.05
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 90

in Los Altos

1 in 38

in California

Los Altos Property CRIMES

Population: 30,671
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 120 198 21
Rate per 1,000 3.91 6.46 0.68

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

Los Altos Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Los Altos 53
California 90