Mountain View, CA
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The crime rate in Mountain View is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 28 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 Mountain View is 1 in 36. Based on FBI crime data, Mountain View is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Mountain View has a crime rate that is higher than 67% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Mountain View occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Mountain View; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 485. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Mountain View Crime Data

 
Crime Index

22

(100 is safest)


Safer than 22% of U.S. Cities

Mountain View Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

166

2,046

2,212

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.06

25.44

27.50

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mountain View 2.06
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 485

in Mountain View

1 in 235

in California
Mountain View VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 80,435
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 10 32 124
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.12 0.40 1.54
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
Mountain View 25.44
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 39

in Mountain View

1 in 38

in California
Mountain View Property CRIMES
Population: 80,435
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 328 1,571 147
Rate per 1,000 4.08 19.53 1.83
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

Mountain View Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mountain View 182
California 90