San Mateo County Criminal and Public Records

Below you will find information and resources for San Mateo County public records. This includes arrest records, criminal data, judicial records, court & vital records.


San Mateo County is one of 53 counties in the state of California that we have criminal records data for. With a population of 5,620,668, it is the 13th most populous county in California. We’ve compiled a list of free public records resources as well as some interesting criminal stats. If you’re looking for records about a specific person in San Mateo County, try our Public Records Search.

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Crime in San Mateo County

2015 is the latest year we have criminal statistics for San Mateo County. In that year, there were 1,365 major violent crimes and 12,521 major property crimes. Keep in mind that on top of those crimes, there were also minor crimes not included in our stats.

On a per capita basis, San Mateo County ranked 166th for violent crimes and 122nd for property crimes.

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San Mateo County Arrest Records by City

San Mateo County Crime Rate Information


Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 1285 1365
Murder 10 11
Rape 184 165
Agg. Assault 675 743
Robbery 416 446
Property Crimes 11580 12521
Burglary 2621 2838
Larceny 7592 8200
Vehicle Thefts 1367 1483
Arson 73 63

Rape in San Mateo County, CA

Year Rape
2006 131
2008 130
2009 120
2010 107
2011 117
2012 86
2013 119
2014 184
2015 165

Violent Crimes in San Mateo County, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 1957
2008 1935
2009 1865
2010 1535
2011 1341
2012 1445
2013 1451
2014 1285
2015 1365

San Mateo County Court Records


Search through San Mateo County clerk of court records to uncover information from dozens of public records databases. Perform a basic background check or use the resources below to conduct a case lookup, jail inmate search or a county court docket search. Some resources may contain information on warrants, sheriff and judicial records.


San Mateo County Vital Records


The resources below may contain data related to vital records for San Mateo County, California. Search through divorce records and marriage licenses, as well as death certificates and birth records to uncover information you are looking for. You may need to provide proof of identity to access some of these records.


San Mateo County Property & Assessor Records


Search through property records for San Mateo County, California. Use the resources below to find property tax records, recorder of deeds information, lien and land records.


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