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Crime rate in Foster City, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Foster City, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Foster City, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Foster City, CA is 82 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.4 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 30.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Foster City crime rate fell by 10% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Foster City has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Foster City, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Foster City:

81.7
San Mateo:

182.9
Belmont:

127.7
San Carlos:

129.0
Hillsborough:

69.8
Redwood City:

147.3
Burlingame:

204.9
Atherton:

114.3
Millbrae:

127.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Foster City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(13.8)
2
(6.9)
1
(3.5)
2
(6.9)
1
(3.4)
1
(3.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(6.1)
3
(9.1)
1
(3.0)
10
(29.3)
10
(28.7)
6
(17.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(24.1)
8
(27.6)
5
(17.3)
3
(10.4)
4
(13.7)
2
(6.8)
2
(6.5)
3
(9.6)
3
(9.2)
2
(6.1)
2
(6.0)
5
(14.7)
4
(11.5)
5
(14.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
22
(75.8)
17
(58.6)
15
(51.8)
13
(44.9)
5
(17.2)
21
(71.7)
22
(71.1)
15
(48.0)
10
(30.6)
9
(27.4)
16
(48.0)
17
(49.9)
29
(83.3)
24
(68.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
80
(275.5)
68
(234.4)
65
(224.5)
62
(214.3)
129
(442.9)
103
(351.7)
107
(346.0)
83
(265.8)
69
(211.3)
81
(246.7)
80
(240.1)
60
(176.1)
53
(152.3)
59
(168.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
308
(1,061)
332
(1,144)
375
(1,295)
326
(1,127)
333
(1,143)
273
(932.3)
255
(824.5)
239
(765.3)
216
(661.5)
248
(755.3)
197
(591.4)
261
(765.8)
272
(781.4)
300
(857.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(113.6)
37
(127.5)
41
(141.6)
27
(93.3)
33
(113.3)
40
(136.6)
33
(106.7)
23
(73.6)
20
(61.3)
37
(112.7)
25
(75.0)
22
(64.6)
24
(68.9)
17
(48.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(17.2)
2
(6.9)
4
(13.8)
4
(13.8)
6
(20.6)
1
(3.4)
8
(25.9)
1
(3.2)
4
(12.3)
2
(6.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.9)
4
(11.5)
3
(8.6)
City-Data.com crime index93.2110.399.982.498.992.091.067.659.971.166.386.090.581.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Foster City, California as of November 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Foster City is 11,135 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Foster City:

58.6
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Foster City:

76.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Foster City:

61.6
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Foster City:

36.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Foster City:

25.9
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Foster City:

26.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Foster City:

28.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Foster City:

48.5
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Foster City:

42.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Foster City:

22.3
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Foster City:

31.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Foster City:

41.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Foster City:

63.8
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Foster City:

49.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Foster City:

63.9
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Foster City:

83.8
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Foster City:

69.3
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Foster City:

83.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Foster City:

79.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Foster City:

83.2
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Foster City:

88.9
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Foster City:

104.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Foster City:

84.5
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Foster City:

102.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Foster City:

126.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Foster City:

137.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Foster City:

162.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Foster City:

113.2
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Foster City:

130.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Foster City:

123.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Foster City:

125.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Foster City:

126.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Foster City:

150.5
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Foster City:

135.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 53 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 50 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 50 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 50 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.08
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 47 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.04
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 48 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.10
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 48 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 49 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 50 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 54 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 54 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 55 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 53 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 53 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 54 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.28
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 57 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.39
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Foster City, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 94404.