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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClaremont/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime948n/a (estimate)2,7032,8432,324
Violent crime104n/a (estimate)297500370
Vehicle theft82n/a233.8471.9282.7
Property crime844n/a (estimate)2,4072,3431,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Claremont, CA

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Claremont is 16.3% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Claremont, there were 104 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 297 per 100,000 individuals, 19.8% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 844 property crimes, amounting to 2407 per 100,000 residents, 23.2% higher than the U.S. average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Claremont?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Claremont. Based on the results of the surveys (31 responses), 94% of people felt that there was very little crime in Claremont and felt safe walking alone at night. While 6% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Claremont a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Claremont is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Claremont has a total crime rate that is 16% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 2.6 daily crimes (0.28 violent daily crimes and 2.31 daily property crimes) in Claremont.

Has Crime in Claremont Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Claremont has increased by 26.9% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Claremont is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 103.9%, while property crime has increased by 21.3%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Claremont.

Potential Causes for Crime in Claremont

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Claremont, 92.5% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Claremont, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 1.69, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

In Claremont, the average rental rates are $1,604 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Claremont crime map

The Claremont crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Claremont as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Claremont crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Claremont crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Claremont crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Claremont are 20% lower than the national average
      • In Claremont you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Claremont is safer than 31% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Claremont has increased by 32%

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        Daily Crime In Claremont (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Claremont, per 100,000 residents. In Claremont, the total number of daily crimes is 1.05 times less than the California average and 1.16 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Claremont are 1.68 times less than the California average and 1.25 times less than the national average. For property crime, Claremont has a daily crime rate that is 1.03 times more than the California average and 1.23 times more than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Claremont (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Claremont to every other city in California, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Claremont safe? The gauges above illustrate that Claremont is safer than 54% of every city located within California along with 31% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in California and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Claremont, CA is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Claremont

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Claremont is 1 in 338
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Claremont is 1 in 42
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Claremont is 1 in 37
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Claremont, California? If you reside in Claremont, then there is a 1 in 338 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 42. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 37 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Claremont.

        Year Over Year Crime In Claremont (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Claremont is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Claremont has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 112% in Claremont, while property crimes in Claremont have increased by 26%. Total crime has increased by 32% year over year.

        Claremont police department

        Item Claremont California National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)6051,506558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.73.63.3
        There are a total of 60 Claremont police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 53.2% less than the California average and 48% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in California

        State Total offenders California /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 79,891 sex offenders in California. This yields a total of 232 sex offenders in California per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        San Antonio Heights, CA3,11395446542
        Bradbury, CA82501,0251,025
        La Habra Heights, CA5,318551,0491,104
        Lytle Creek, CA6562241,0521,276
        La Puente, CA39,7803171,1821,499
        Fontana, CA212,7042871,2871,574
        Chino Hills, CA82,8001611,4471,608
        Claremont, CA35,6102972,4072,703

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Princeton, FL35,5643362,0332,369
        Randallstown, MD35,6614942,0282,522
        La Vergne, TN35,5563801,4131,793
        South Miami Heights, FL35,6833422,0652,407
        Temple City, CA35,6991991,4731,672
        Claremont, CA35,6102972,4072,703
        Source: The Claremont, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.