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


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

Crime rate in San Jose, CA

The 2020 crime rate in San Jose, CA is 268 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 84.7% U.S. cities. The 2020 San Jose crime rate fell by 3% compared to 2019. The number of homicides stood at 40 - an increase of 8 compared to 2019. In the last 5 years San Jose has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous San Jose, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
San Jose:

268.4
Campbell:

246.0
Santa Clara:

183.4
Los Gatos:

91.9
Monte Sereno:

46.5
Saratoga:

61.2
Milpitas:

166.9
Cupertino:

106.2
Sunnyvale:

151.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in San Jose by year

Type

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Murders
(per 100,000)
33
(3.5)
31
(3.3)
28
(2.9)
20
(2.1)
39
(4.1)
45
(4.6)
38
(3.8)
32
(3.2)
30
(2.9)
47
(4.5)
32
(3.1)
28
(2.7)
32
(3.1)
40
(3.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
217
(23.2)
220
(23.3)
258
(27.0)
253
(26.7)
226
(23.6)
280
(28.7)
270
(27.2)
306
(30.3)
375
(36.4)
451
(43.3)
571
(55.0)
615
(58.7)
671
(64.5)
566
(55.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1,068
(114.3)
1,124
(118.9)
1,025
(107.4)
976
(103.2)
1,101
(115.0)
1,208
(123.7)
1,095
(110.4)
1,072
(106.2)
1,140
(110.5)
1,214
(116.5)
1,376
(132.6)
1,593
(152.1)
1,339
(128.7)
1,185
(115.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2,441
(261.2)
2,268
(239.9)
2,128
(223.1)
1,966
(207.8)
1,840
(192.3)
2,014
(206.3)
1,812
(182.6)
1,832
(181.4)
1,855
(179.8)
2,175
(208.8)
2,209
(212.9)
2,208
(210.8)
2,517
(242.0)
2,584
(251.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,449
(476.1)
3,457
(365.7)
3,741
(392.1)
3,940
(416.5)
4,223
(441.2)
5,206
(533.2)
5,173
(521.4)
5,167
(511.7)
4,896
(474.7)
4,260
(408.9)
3,926
(378.4)
4,539
(433.4)
4,114
(395.6)
4,045
(392.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
13,200
(1,412)
13,612
(1,440)
13,635
(1,429)
12,730
(1,346)
12,628
(1,319)
14,498
(1,485)
12,411
(1,251)
11,850
(1,174)
13,138
(1,274)
12,786
(1,227)
13,329
(1,285)
13,510
(1,290)
14,924
(1,435)
12,737
(1,237)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6,413
(686.2)
5,229
(553.2)
5,379
(563.8)
5,411
(572.0)
5,121
(535.1)
8,759
(897.0)
7,926
(798.9)
7,560
(748.8)
7,001
(678.7)
7,703
(739.4)
8,068
(777.6)
7,704
(735.6)
6,126
(589.0)
7,065
(686.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
339
(36.3)
288
(30.5)
243
(25.5)
181
(19.1)
165
(17.2)
176
(18.0)
133
(13.4)
123
(12.2)
93
(9.0)
137
(13.1)
173
(16.7)
121
(11.6)
135
(13.0)
252
(24.5)
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The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 254.8. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
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According to our research of California and other state lists, there were 1,805 registered sex offenders living in San Jose, California as of February 25, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in San Jose is 568 to 1.


When are crimes committed in San Jose, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2020
San Jose:

245.8
U.S. Average:

228.3

Violent crime rate in 2019
San Jose:

256.1
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
San Jose:

245.5
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
San Jose:

234.0
U.S. Average:

226.3

Violent crime rate in 2016
San Jose:

215.0
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
San Jose:

187.4
U.S. Average:

219.4

Violent crime rate in 2014
San Jose:

180.5
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
San Jose:

181.4
U.S. Average:

214.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
San Jose:

202.9
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
San Jose:

185.4
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
San Jose:

186.5
U.S. Average:

195.6

Violent crime rate in 2009
San Jose:

198.2
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
San Jose:

209.3
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
San Jose:

218.0
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
San Jose:

209.9
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
San Jose:

199.2
U.S. Average:

227.1

Violent crime rate in 2004
San Jose:

193.1
U.S. Average:

223.6

Violent crime rate in 2003
San Jose:

194.7
U.S. Average:

230.3

Property crime rate in 2020
San Jose:

243.4
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
San Jose:

239.2
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
San Jose:

261.5
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
San Jose:

256.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
San Jose:

254.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
San Jose:

260.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
San Jose:

273.3
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
San Jose:

286.7
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
San Jose:

315.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
San Jose:

234.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
San Jose:

236.4
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
San Jose:

234.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
San Jose:

228.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
San Jose:

268.8
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
San Jose:

281.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
San Jose:

239.6
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
San Jose:

219.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
San Jose:

197.8
U.S. Average:

334.1
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 2021, including police officers: 1,624 (1,161 officers - 1,009 male; 152 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.30

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 1,631 (1,170 officers - 1,032 male; 138 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.14
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1,607 (1,150 officers - 1,020 male; 130 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 1,550 (1,113 officers - 1,002 male; 111 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.06
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 1,346 (940 officers - 842 male; 98 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.91
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 1,352 (939 officers - 841 male; 98 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.90
California average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,325 (939 officers - 847 male; 92 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.91
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,377 (966 officers - 875 male; 91 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.96
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,424 (1,077 officers - 978 male; 99 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.09
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,435 (1,094 officers - 989 male; 105 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,456 (1,103 officers - 1,030 male; 73 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,624 (1,259 officers - 1,135 male; 124 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.33
California average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,749 (1,371 officers - 1,238 male; 133 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
California average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,754 (1,383 officers - 1,245 male; 138 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.46
California average:

2.56

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,784 (1,396 officers - 1,261 male; 135 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
California average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,749 (1,373 officers - 1,241 male; 132 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,715 (1,349 officers - 1,216 male; 133 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,721 (1,345 officers - 1,216 male; 129 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,792 (1,400 officers - 1,266 male; 134 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.54
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in San Jose, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 94089, 95002, 95013, 95050, 95054, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95116, 95118, 95119, 95120, 95121, 95122, 95123, 95126, 95129, 95130, 95131, 95134, 95135, 95136, 95138, 95139, 95140, 95148.