San Jose, CA
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The crime rate in San Jose 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 San Jose is 1 in 35. Based on FBI crime data, San Jose is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, San Jose has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Jose 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 Jose; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 297. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Importantly, we found that San Jose 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 San Jose is one in 145.

San Jose Crime Data

 
Crime Index

21

(100 is safest)


Safer than 21% of U.S. Cities

San Jose Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

3,455

25,672

29,127

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.36

25.00

28.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Jose 3.36
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 297

in San Jose

1 in 235

in California
San Jose VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 1,026,908
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 30 378 1,160 1,887
Rate per 1,000 0.03 0.37 1.13 1.84
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 Jose 25.00
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 40

in San Jose

1 in 38

in California
San Jose Property CRIMES
Population: 1,026,908
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 4,939 13,658 7,075
Rate per 1,000 4.81 13.30 6.89
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 Jose Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Jose 163
California 90