Milpitas, CA
Crime Rates



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Milpitas, 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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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 Milpitas is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 27 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 Milpitas is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, Milpitas is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Milpitas has a crime rate that is higher than 70% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Milpitas compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Milpitas with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Milpitas'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 Milpitas 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 Milpitas.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Milpitas's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Milpitas is one in 656.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Milpitas's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes Milpitas 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 Milpitas is one in 39.

Importantly, we found that Milpitas has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Milpitas is one in 259.

Milpitas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

Milpitas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

119

1,991

2,110

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.52

25.49

27.01

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Milpitas 1.52
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 656

in Milpitas

1 in 223

in California

Milpitas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 78,106
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 12 60 45
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.15 0.77 0.58

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Milpitas 25.49
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Milpitas

1 in 40

in California

Milpitas Property CRIMES

Population: 78,106
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 236 1,453 302
Rate per 1,000 3.02 18.60 3.87

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Milpitas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Milpitas 155
California 88