Sunnyvale, CA
Crime Rates



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Sunnyvale, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

The crime rate in Sunnyvale is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 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 Sunnyvale is 1 in 54. Based on FBI crime data, Sunnyvale is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Sunnyvale has a crime rate that is higher than 45% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Sunnyvale's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Sunnyvale is one in 585.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Sunnyvale's rate for property crime is 17 per one thousand population. This makes Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale is one in 60.

Sunnyvale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

33

(100 is safest)


Safer than 33% of U.S. Cities

Sunnyvale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

262

2,569

2,831

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.71

16.77

18.48

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sunnyvale 1.71
California 4.47

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 585

in Sunnyvale

1 in 224

in California

Sunnyvale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 153,185
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 44 74 143
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.29 0.48 0.93

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sunnyvale 16.77
California 23.80

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 60

in Sunnyvale

1 in 42

in California

Sunnyvale Property CRIMES

Population: 153,185
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 426 1,779 364
Rate per 1,000 2.78 11.61 2.38

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Sunnyvale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sunnyvale 129
California 85