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Tiburon Peninsula crime rates hold low, steady, FBI stats show

The Tiburon Peninsula remains among the safest places to live in California, with just four violent crimes in Tiburon and none in Belvedere in 2020, according to data released in the FBI’s annual “Crime in the United States” report. While both cities saw a slight uptick in overall crime, trends locally and nationwide continue to buck nostalgia narratives by remaining near their lowest rates in decades.

The report, released Sept. 27, is based on data from nearly 16,000 law-enforcement agencies that participated last year in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting program — including the Tiburon and Belvedere police departments — which gathers data on violent crimes of murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault, as well as the property crimes of burglary, theft, vehicle theft and arson.

In Belvedere, the only violent crimes in the past decade were a robbery in 2014 and one aggravated assault each in 2016 and 2019. The 25-year high was seven in 1987, driven by six assaults.

In 2020, Tiburon’s four violent crimes — three aggravated assaults and one robbery — were up from zero reported the year prior and down from seven in 2018.

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