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 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 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

Sunnyvale has an overall crime rate of 15 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Sunnyvale is 1 in 66. How does Sunnyvale fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Sunnyvale's crime rate is lower than approximately 71% of California communities.

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 1 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 937.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Sunnyvale; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 14 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Sunnyvale Crime Data

 

Crime Index

47

(100 is safest)


Safer than 47% of U.S. Cities

Sunnyvale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

163

2,167

2,330

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.07

14.18

15.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sunnyvale 1.07
California 4.45

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 937

in Sunnyvale

1 in 225

in California

Sunnyvale VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 152,771
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 21 55 86
Rate per 1,000 0.01 0.14 0.36 0.56

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49


Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Sunnyvale 14.18
California 25.53

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 70

in Sunnyvale

1 in 39

in California

Sunnyvale Property CRIMES

Population: 152,771
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 522 1,364 281
Rate per 1,000 3.42 8.93 1.84

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Sunnyvale Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Sunnyvale 106
California 89