Milpitas, CA
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Milpitas, CA crime analytics


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 38. 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 64% 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.

For Milpitas, 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 Milpitas than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 982, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Milpitas's rate for property crime is 26 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 288.

Milpitas Crime Data

 

Crime Index

24

(100 is safest)


Safer than 24% of U.S. Cities

Milpitas Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

79

1,980

2,059

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.02

25.51

26.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Milpitas 1.02
California 4.26

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 982

in Milpitas

1 in 235

in California

Milpitas VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 77,604
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 9 38 31
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.12 0.49 0.40

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
Milpitas 25.51
California 26.18

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Milpitas

1 in 38

in California

Milpitas Property CRIMES

Population: 77,604
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 278 1,433 269
Rate per 1,000 3.58 18.47 3.47

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

Milpitas Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Milpitas 151
California 90