San Leandro, CA
Crime Rates


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San Leandro, CA crime analytics

With a crime rate of 44 per one thousand residents, San Leandro has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 23. Within California, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than San Leandro.

Importantly, when you compare San Leandro to other communities of similar population, then San Leandro crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how San Leandro does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how San Leandro 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 Leandro.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Leandro 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 Leandro; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 216. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in San Leandro is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In San Leandro, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 26, which is a rate of 39 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that San Leandro 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 Leandro is one in 97.

San Leandro Crime Data

Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

San Leandro Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

San Leandro 4.62
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 216

in San Leandro

1 in 235

in California
Population: 90,712
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 23 225 170
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.25 2.48 1.87
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)

San Leandro 39.13
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 26

in San Leandro

1 in 38

in California
San Leandro Property CRIMES
Population: 90,712
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 502 2,116 932
Rate per 1,000 5.53 23.33 10.27
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 Leandro Crimes Per Square Mile

San Leandro 298
California 90