San Mateo, CA
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The crime rate in San Mateo is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Mateo is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, San Mateo is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, San Mateo has a crime rate that is higher than 53% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in San Mateo 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 Mateo; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 388. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that San Mateo's rate for property crime is 20 per one thousand population. This makes San Mateo 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 Mateo is one in 50.

San Mateo Crime Data

 
Crime Index

31

(100 is safest)


Safer than 31% of U.S. Cities

San Mateo Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

267

2,076

2,343

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.58

20.05

22.63

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
San Mateo 2.58
California 4.26
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 388

in San Mateo

1 in 235

in California
San Mateo VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 103,536
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 11 62 192
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.11 0.60 1.85
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 Mateo 20.05
California 26.18
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 50

in San Mateo

1 in 38

in California
San Mateo Property CRIMES
Population: 103,536
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 726 1,138 212
Rate per 1,000 7.01 10.99 2.05
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 Mateo Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
San Mateo 190
California 90