Los Gatos, CA
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Los Gatos, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

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

The crime rate in Los Gatos is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 24 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 Los Gatos is 1 in 42. Based on FBI crime data, Los Gatos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Los Gatos has a crime rate that is higher than 57% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Los Gatos compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Los Gatos with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Los Gatos's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Los Gatos 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 Gatos.

For Los Gatos, 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 Gatos than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 990, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Los Gatos Crime Data

 

Crime Index

28

(100 is safest)


Safer than 28% of U.S. Cities

Los Gatos Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

31

707

738

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.01

23.03

24.04

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Los Gatos 1.01
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 990

in Los Gatos

1 in 235

in California

Los Gatos VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 30,705
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 14 10
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.23 0.46 0.33

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 Gatos 23.03
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 43

in Los Gatos

1 in 38

in California

Los Gatos Property CRIMES

Population: 30,705
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 149 498 60
Rate per 1,000 4.85 16.22 1.95

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 Gatos Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Los Gatos 66
California 90