Sunnyvale, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,639
Total Crimes
2,349.9
Total Crimes / 100k People
-5.12%
Below National Average
251 out of 461
In California
6,850 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Sunnyvale, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Sunnyvale is 2,349.9 per 100,000 people. That's -5.12% lower than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and -15.24% lower 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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Sunnyvale SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8.5/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
7

How Does Sunnyvale Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Sunnyvale
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,639 2,349.9 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 84 54.2 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 138 89.1 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 259 167.2 441.2 366.7
Burglary 458 295.8 386.1 340.5
Larceny 2,598 1,677.7 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 324 209.2 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 3,380 2,182.6 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Sunnyvale

259.0
Violent Crimes
167.2
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-54.39%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 597.9 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Sunnyvale each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Sunnyvale is 167.2 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -54.39% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -62.09% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Sunnyvale

3,380.0
Property Crimes
2,182.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
3.45%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 45.8 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Sunnyvale each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Sunnyvale is 2,182.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 3.45% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And -6.37% lower than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Sunnyvale 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 Sunnyvale

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Santa Clara, CA 131,173 4,962 3,782.8 3,619.6 163.1
San Mateo, CA 106,020 2,483 2,342.0 2,091.1 250.9
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
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
Menlo Park, CA 34,871 824 2,363.0 2,219.6 143.4
Los Altos, CA 30,716 331 1,077.6 1,009.2 68.4
Saratoga, CA 30,666 256 834.8 782.6 52.2
Belmont, CA 27,272 437 1,602.4 1,437.4 165.0
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