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Redwood City, California Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime data for Redwood City, California. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Redwood City compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Redwood City, California, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 24,518 total crimes reported in Redwood City, California (3,036 of them violent). Of the 2,452 crimes that transpire each year in Redwood City, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Redwood City, California every 3 hours. This includes 21 murders, 195 rapes, and over eighteen thousand thefts (including 2,508 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Redwood City, California for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Redwood City has diminished by 2 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 1 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Redwood City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to three thousand for Redwood City, California in 2009.

Crime Trends in Redwood City, California (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Redwood City, California (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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