San Jose, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
29,723
Total Crimes
2,858.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
15.39%
Above National Average
332 out of 461
In California
7,638 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in San Jose, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in San Jose is 2,858.0 per 100,000 people. That's 15.39% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 3.09% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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San Jose SnackAbility

8.5
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
5
Amenities
10
Education
8
Commute
5

How Does San Jose Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
San Jose
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 29,723 2,858.0 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 32 3.1 4.3 5.0
Robbery 1,339 128.7 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 2,517 242.0 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 4,559 438.4 441.2 366.7
Burglary 4,114 395.6 386.1 340.5
Larceny 14,924 1,435.0 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 6,126 589.0 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 25,164 2,419.6 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In San Jose

4,559.0
Violent Crimes
438.4
Violent Crimes / 100k People
19.54%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 228.1 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in San Jose each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in San Jose is 438.4 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 19.54% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -0.64% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In San Jose

25,164.0
Property Crimes
2,419.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
14.68%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 41.3 chance of being the victim of a property crime in San Jose each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in San Jose is 2,419.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 14.68% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 3.79% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

San Jose Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around San Jose

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Sunnyvale, CA 154,859 3,639 2,349.9 2,182.6 167.2
Santa Clara, CA 131,173 4,962 3,782.8 3,619.6 163.1
Burbank, CA 103,738 2,806 2,704.9 2,522.7 182.2
Mountain View, CA 84,599 2,628 3,106.4 2,911.4 195.0
Milpitas, CA 82,344 2,295 2,787.1 2,663.2 123.9
Palo Alto, CA 66,938 2,069 3,090.9 2,962.4 128.5
Cupertino, CA 60,357 1,073 1,777.8 1,686.6 91.1
Campbell, CA 42,697 1,446 3,386.7 3,178.2 208.4
Los Gatos, CA 30,793 433 1,406.2 1,360.7 45.5
Los Altos, CA 30,716 331 1,077.6 1,009.2 68.4
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