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Total crime 12%
Violent crime 5%
Property crime 13%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleClearwater/100k peopleFlorida/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,279n/a (estimate)2,7922,5242,489
Murder2n/a1.75.25.0
Rape80n/a68.139.442.6
Robbery98n/a83.475.581.6
Assault289n/a246.0258.3250.2
Violent crime469n/a (estimate)399378379
Burglary268n/a228.2295.2340.5
Theft2,370n/a2,017.71,668.71,549.5
Vehicle theft172n/a146.4181.8219.9
Property crime2,810n/a (estimate)2,3922,1462,110

Key findings

  • Clearwater crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Clearwater are 5% higher than the national average
  • In Clearwater you have a 1 in 36 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Clearwater is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Clearwater has decreased by 10%

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The Clearwater crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Clearwater as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Clearwater crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Clearwater (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Clearwater for every 100,000 residents. The Clearwater total amount of daily crime is 1.11 times more than the Florida average and 1.12 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Clearwater, is 1.06 times more than the Florida average, and it is 1.05 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Clearwater has a daily crime average that is 1.11 times more than the Florida average and 1.13 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Clearwater (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Florida and all other cities across the US, is Clearwater safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Clearwater is safer than 37% of other cities in the state of Florida. In addition, Clearwater is safer than 25% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Florida and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Clearwater. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Clearwater is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Clearwater

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Clearwater is 1 in 251
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Clearwater is 1 in 42
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Clearwater is 1 in 36
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Clearwater? In Clearwater, you have a 1 in 251 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 42. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Clearwater, FL is 1 in 36.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Clearwater is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Clearwater has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 9% in Clearwater, while property crimes in Clearwater have decreased by 10%. Total crime has decreased by 10% year over year.

      Clearwater police department

      ItemClearwaterFloridaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)31931,023558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.94.23.3
      There are a total of 319 Clearwater police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31% less than the Florida average and 10.2% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Florida

      StateTotal offendersFlorida /100KNational /100K
      Florida53,771330266
      There are a total of 53,771 sex offenders in Florida. This yields a total of 330 sex offenders in Florida per 100,000 residents which is 24% greater than the national average.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Harbor Bluffs, FL2,93159337396
      Redington Shores, FL2,13659337396
      Feather Sound, FL3,47272409481
      North Redington Beach, FL1,53367471539
      Indian Shores, FL1,49826603629
      Belleair, FL3,95824752776
      Greenbriar, FL2,764148843991
      Clearwater, FL111,7473992,3922,792

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Westminster, CO111,7702763,2463,522
      Elgin, IL111,9191991,2751,474
      Carlsbad, CA112,0082051,8212,026
      Rochester, MN111,3962151,8812,096
      Lehigh Acres, FL112,2796093,4574,067
      Clearwater, FL111,7473992,3922,792
      Source: The Clearwater, FL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.