Menlo Park is state's 11th-safest city, report says


According to an analysis done by Safewise, a home security company, the city of Menlo Park ranks 11th out of California cities for safety, based on 2016 FBI crime report statistics and population data. Some cities were not included based on population thresholds.

The report says the city's rate of violent crimes is 0.89 per 1,000 residents and that its property crime rate is 18.47 per 1,000 residents. According to the report, the East Bay city of Danville tops the list with a violent crime rate of 0.20 crimes per 1,000 residents and property crime rate of 8.13 per 1,000 residents. Palo Alto ranked 20th, with a violent crime rate of 1.08 per 1,000 residents and property crime rate of 21.33 per 1,000 residents.

The violent crime category includes reports of aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery; the property crime category includes reports of burglary, arson, larceny-theft and car theft.

Access the report here.

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