Menlo Park, with a population of 33,726, has a low violent crime rate of 89 per 1,000 people. That equates to fewer than one person per 1,000 individuals being threatened with bodily violence. Property crime was more prevalent, with 18.47 recorded for per 1,000 residents.
Menlo Park is located in San Mateo County, which has a lower overall crime rate than the national average. Menlo Park's low crime rate can be attributed to its small size and selective enforcement of laws. Menlo Park has a police force of seven officers who work out of a single station. This allows them to be present at all times and respond quickly to calls.
Crime rates vary across Menlo Park. The northern half of the city near Middlefield Road is more dangerous than the southern half near Palo Alto Avenue. There are more property crimes in the north but less violence.
The most common type of crime in Menlo Park is vehicle theft. Other types of crime include arson, burglary, robbery, and hate crime. Violent crimes include assault, battery, sexual abuse, and murder. There were no reported cases of terrorism in Menlo Park between 2008 and 2012.
Menlo Park has been ranked as one of the safest cities in California.
Park City has one of the highest crime rates in America, with a crime rate of 39 per thousand population, when compared to all communities of all sizes—from the tiniest settlements to the very largest metropolis. One in every 26 people in this city will become a victim of either violent or property crime. However, most crimes are not reported to police, so the actual number may be higher.
Of the cities in Utah, Park City has the highest crime rate. It is also the only city in Utah where you can keep an eye out for muggers on skis/boards: since most crimes in Park City occur outside, it's not uncommon to see criminals running down the street with their hands in their pockets. The best defense against crime in Park City is probably just good common sense: if you walk around at night, don't wear jewelry or expensive-looking clothes, stay away from isolated areas, and don't carry too much money, you'll be fine.
There are several government agencies that work together to ensure public safety in Park City. The Park City Police Department (PCPD) is responsible for maintaining peace, order, and public safety throughout the city. They make sure traffic laws are obeyed, catch criminals, and do general police work.
The Park City Fire Department serves as the first line of defense when there's a fire or other emergency situation.
Brooklyn Park has one of the highest crime rates in America, with a crime rate of 39 per thousand population, when compared to all communities of all sizes—from the tiniest villages to the very largest metropolis. That's more than any other city of its size in the United States.
However, as long as you follow some basic security guidelines, you have nothing to worry about. For example: don't leave valuables in the car, use good judgment at night, and keep an eye on your belongings. You may want to consider installing a surveillance system in your home to make sure things are safe even when you're not around.
If you do find yourself in need of police assistance, call 911 immediately. Police officers are here to help and they will respond to your call within minutes, if not seconds.
Finally, remember that safety comes first. If something feels wrong, it probably is. Walk away from dangerous situations, call for help, and stay safe!