San Carlos, CA
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The crime rate in San Carlos 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 San Carlos is 1 in 37. Based on FBI crime data, San Carlos is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, San Carlos has a crime rate that is higher than 66% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Carlos 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 San Carlos; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 468. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that San Carlos's rate for property crime is 25 per one thousand population. This makes San Carlos 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 San Carlos is one in 40.

San Carlos Crime Data

 
Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

San Carlos Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

64

747

811

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.14

24.96

27.10

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Carlos 2.14
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 468

in San Carlos

1 in 235

in California
San Carlos VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 29,931
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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
San Carlos 24.96
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in San Carlos

1 in 38

in California
San Carlos Property CRIMES
Population: 29,931
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
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

San Carlos Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Carlos 147
California 90