Menlo Park, CA
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The crime rate in Menlo Park is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 20 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 Menlo Park is 1 in 51. Based on FBI crime data, Menlo Park is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Menlo Park has a crime rate that is higher than 43% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

For Menlo Park, 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 Menlo Park than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1045, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Menlo Park's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Menlo Park 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 Menlo Park is one in 53.

Menlo Park Crime Data

 
Crime Index

37

(100 is safest)


Safer than 37% of U.S. Cities

Menlo Park Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

32

626

658

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.96

18.72

19.67

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Menlo Park 0.96
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,045

in Menlo Park

1 in 235

in California
Menlo Park VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 33,449
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 9 6 17
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.18 0.51
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
Menlo Park 18.72
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Menlo Park

1 in 38

in California
Menlo Park Property CRIMES
Population: 33,449
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 143 456 27
Rate per 1,000 4.28 13.63 0.81
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

Menlo Park Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Menlo Park 64
California 90