San Mateo amassed 9,687 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, San Mateo’s arrest rate was 0.00 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 311 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of San Mateo also experienced 3,109 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Alameda and Butte, San Mateo is a safer place to reside.
In San Mateo, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 2,411 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in San Mateo, is motor vehicle theft, and the third most common is burglary.
Most crimes committed in San Mateo are perpetrated by people between the ages of 21-30. Conversely, those committing the fewest crimes are between the ages of 71-80.