Sunnyvale, CA Criminal and Public Records

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Sunnyvale Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 37th
  • Violent Crimes: 131st (380th per 100k)
  • Murder: 27th (111th per 100k)
  • Rape: 46th (206th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 145th (396th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 99th (286th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 85th (356th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 57th (310th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 90th (339th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 105th (300th per 100k)
  • Arson: 47th (209th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 161st
  • Violent Crimes: 475th (3,773rd per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (410th per 100k)
  • Rape: 162nd (1,236th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 419th (3,535th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 281st (1,488th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 393rd (4,902nd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 279th (3,172nd per 100k)
  • Larceny: 447th (5,173rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 255th (1,466th per 100k)
  • Arson: 109th (775th per 100k)

In Santa Clara County (2015)

  • Population: 2nd
  • Violent Crimes: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (9th per 100k)
  • Rape: 3rd (6th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 4th (8th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 3rd (10th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 3rd (11th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 4th (10th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 3rd (7th per 100k)
  • Arson: 6th (13th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 151,754
  • Households: 55,094
  • Median Income: $105,401
  • Land Area: 21.983 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.702 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Sunnyvale, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 1 1
Rape 14 29
Agg. Assault 64 67
Robbery 88 61
Burglary 511 545
Vehicle Thefts 286 296
Arson 14 9

Violent Crimes in Sunnyvale, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 29
Aggravated Assault 67
Robbery 61

Property Crimes in Sunnyvale, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 545
Larceny 1514
Motor Vehicle Theft 296
Arson 9

Robbery in Sunnyvale, CA

Year Robbery
2006 81
2008 65
2009 71
2010 59
2011 68
2012 71
2013 51
2014 88
2015 61

Vehicle Thefts in Sunnyvale, CA

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 409
2008 346
2009 312
2010 246
2011 226
2012 335
2013 404
2014 286
2015 296

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Sunnyvale, CA included 158 violent crimes and 2355 property crimes. The 158 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 67 aggravated assaults, 29 forcible rapes, and 61 robberies. The 2355 property crimes included: 296 motor vehicle thefts, 545 burglaries, 9 counts of arson, and 1514 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Sunnyvale, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Sunnyvale, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Sunnyvale or in the greater Sunnyvale, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Robbery in the state of California

Year Robbery
2006 70968
2007 70542
2008 69385
2009 64093
2010 58116
2011 54292
2012 56521
2013 53640
2014 48680
2015 52862

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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