Reported Annual Crime In Santa Clara

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Clara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,973n/a (estimate)2,3192,9982,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Clara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a2.34.95.3
Rape17n/a13.334.940.4
Robbery58n/a45.2139.6102.8
Assault81n/a63.2265.9248.5
Violent crime159n/a (estimate)124445386
Burglary362n/a282.4479.8468.9
Theft2,039n/a1,590.71,623.01,745.0
Vehicle theft413n/a322.2450.3236.9
Property crime2,814n/a (estimate)2,1952,5532,451
The table above illustrates an overview of the annual crime reported in Santa Clara, CA. These figures on reported criminal activity in Santa Clara, CA, based on a reported crime per 100,000 citizens, is shown in order to compare these rates across disparate categories. You will notice that the crimes collected here, for comparison purposes, have been separated between violent crimes and those involving or threatening property. According to the annual crime data, the crime rate in Santa Clara, CA is 23% lower than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 18% lower than. When looking at violent crimes, Santa Clara, CA has 72% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 68% lower than the national average. In property crime, Santa Clara, CA is 14% lower than the average of California and is 10% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ladera, CA1,49762358421
Fruitdale, CA1,08967386454
Lexington Hills, CA2,36770400470
West Menlo Park, CA3,74385486571
Cambrian Park, CA3,31885486571
Loyola, CA3,46385486571
Portola Valley, CA4,478116663779
Santa Clara, CA119,5251242,1952,319

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Santa Clara is 18% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.35 daily crimes that occur in Santa Clara.
  • Santa Clara is safer than 50% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Santa Clara you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Santa Clara has decreased by 23%.

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Daily Crime In Santa Clara (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Santa Clara, CA per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for California as well as national figures. In Santa Clara, CA the total number of daily crimes is 1.29 times less than the California average and 1.22 times less than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Santa Clara, CA are 3.59 times less than the California average and 3.11 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Santa Clara, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.16 times less than the California average and 1.12 times less than the daily national average.

How Safe is Santa Clara (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Santa Clara, CA compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Santa Clara, CA safer than 65% when compared to other California cities, and 50% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in California, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Santa Clara, CA. At this time, Santa Clara, CA sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Santa Clara

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 807
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 46
The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 44
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Santa Clara, CA? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Santa Clara, CA, then there is a 1 in 807 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 46. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 44 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Santa Clara, CA.

Year Over Year Crime In Santa Clara (per 100,000 people)

A good indicator of whether Santa Clara, CA is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Santa Clara, CA has decreased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Santa Clara, CA has decreased by 24% year over year. The number of total crimes in Santa Clara, CA has decreased by 23% year over year.

Santa Clara police department

ItemSanta ClaraCaliforniaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20151,506556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
There are a total of 201 Santa Clara police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.4% less than the California average and 48.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in California

StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
California68,119197222
There are a total of 68,119 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 197 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 11% less than the national average.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Victorville, CA119,6036062,8583,464
Midland, TX119,4092992,4332,732
Evansville, IN120,2206354,9055,540
Allentown, PA118,7934582,7673,224
Athens, GA118,5145063,8174,323
Santa Clara, CA119,5251242,1952,319
Source: The Santa Clara, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.