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Total crime 38%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 33%
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 peopleSan Clemente/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,005n/a (estimate)1,5462,7722,489
Murder1n/a1.54.35.0
Rape3n/a4.637.542.6
Robbery29n/a44.6132.481.6
Assault54n/a83.1267.1250.2
Violent crime87n/a (estimate)134441379
Burglary160n/a246.1386.1340.5
Theft700n/a1,076.61,586.31,549.5
Vehicle theft58n/a89.2358.8219.9
Property crime918n/a (estimate)1,4122,3312,110

Key findings

  • San Clemente crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in San Clemente are 65% lower than the national average
  • In San Clemente you have a 1 in 65 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • San Clemente is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in San Clemente has not changed

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The San Clemente crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in San Clemente 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 San Clemente crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In San Clemente (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in San Clemente on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of California and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in San Clemente (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to California, are 1.79 times less than the state average and 1.61 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in San Clemente on a daily basis are 3.30 times less than than California average and 2.84 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in San Clemente are 1.65 times less than the daily state average and 1.49 times less than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is San Clemente (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in San Clemente in comparison to other California communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is San Clemente safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show San Clemente being safer than 81% of cities in California and 61% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking California cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to San Clemente. In conclusion, San Clemente ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in San Clemente

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in San Clemente is 1 in 748
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in San Clemente is 1 in 71
      The chance of being a victim of crime in San Clemente is 1 in 65
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in San Clemente? If you reside in San Clemente, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 748. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 71 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in San Clemente, is 1 in 65.

      Year Over Year Crime In San Clemente (per 100,000 people)

      Determining whether San Clemente is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. San Clemente violent crime rates have decreased by 23%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for San Clemente has not changed in the same time frame.

      San Clemente police department

      ItemSan ClementeCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a51,506558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a3.63.3

      Sex offenders in California

      StateTotal offendersCalifornia /100KNational /100K
      California79,891232266
      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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rancho Santa Margarita, CA49,03862612674
      Laguna Woods, CA16,34744773817
      Lake Forest, CA80,65876789865
      Aliso Viejo, CA50,21952829880
      Las Flores, CA5,671143758901
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98464910975
      Mission Viejo, CA96,17868907975
      San Clemente, CA65,0821341,4121,546

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Delray Beach, FL65,0444773,4293,906
      Youngstown, OH65,1616663,5554,220
      Rockville, MD65,1712521,0821,334
      Laguna Niguel, CA64,98464910975
      Marysville, WA64,9552031,9752,178
      San Clemente, CA65,0821341,4121,546
      Source: The San Clemente, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.