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Crime Report for San Jose,

The HomeSurfer crime rating for San Jose, is 2.0 out of a possible 5 total points. Higher ratings indicate that your area is safer. The HomeSurfer crime rating is calculated depending on how the crime rate in your city compares with crime in the state and the nation. Violent crime is weighed more heavily than property crime, and the national ranking is more important than the state ranking.

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San Jose Crime Rating
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Violent Crime Rate
Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


San Jose, has a violent crime rate of 385 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with a rate of 511 in and a rate of 676 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Violent Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

San Jose 385
CA 511
National 676

San Jose, is in the 57% percentile rank in the state for Violent Crime. It is in the 71% percentile rank nationally. Lower numbers are better. In this case, 57% of cities in have crime rates equal to or lower than San Jose, or said another way, 43% of cities in have crime rates higher than San Jose.


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Crime San Jose CA Nation
Violent Crime Total 385.4 511.0 676
Murder / NNH 3.3 5.7 6.5
Forcible Rape 23.3 24.1 31.1
Robbery Rate 118.9 205.6 197.4
Aggravated Assault 240.0 275.7 315
Property Crime Total 2359.1 3010.5 3726.9
Burglary 365.7 638.9 812.3
Larceny Theft 1440.1 1832.5 2541.6
Motor Vehicle Theft 553.2 540.1 382.3
Arson 30.5 27.8 23.3


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Property Crime Rate
Property crime includes burglary, larceny, vehicle theft, and arson. Data comes from the FBI Uniform Crime Rate database for 2008.


San Jose, has a property crime rate of 2359.1 incidents per 100,000 people. This compares with an average rate of 3010.5 in and an average rate of 3727 incidents per 100,000 nationally. Lower numbers are better, indicating that fewer crimes happen per person in the population.


Property Crime Rate
Incidents per 100,000

San Jose 2359.1
CA 3010.5
National 3727



San Jose Property Crime:
State Percentile Rank - 39
National Percentile Rank - 49