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Total crime 13%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 28%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Clara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,507n/a (estimate)2,6572,5812,346
Murder1n/a0.85.66.5
Rape39n/a29.634.238.4
Robbery85n/a64.4113.673.9
Assault81n/a61.4288.7279.7
Violent crime206n/a (estimate)156442388
Burglary432n/a327.3369.7314.2
Theft2,314n/a1,753.31,341.71,398.0
Vehicle theft555n/a420.5427.6246.0
Property crime3,301n/a (estimate)2,5012,1391,958

Key findings

  • Santa Clara crime rates are 13% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Santa Clara are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Santa Clara you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Santa Clara is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Santa Clara has decreased by 30%

Santa Clara crime map

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

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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, per 100,000 residents. In Santa Clara, the total number of daily crimes is 1.03 times more than the California average and 1.13 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Santa Clara are 2.83 times less than the California average and 2.48 times less than the national average. For property crime, Santa Clara has a daily crime rate that is 1.17 times more than the California average and 1.28 times more 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, California compared to other areas of California, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Santa Clara safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Santa Clara is safer than 56% of California cities, and 40% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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. At this time, Santa Clara sees a below 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 641
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 40
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 38
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Santa Clara, California? If you reside in Santa Clara, then there is a 1 in 641 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 40. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 38 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Santa Clara.

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

      A good indicator of whether Santa Clara is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Santa Clara has decreased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Santa Clara has decreased by 31% year over year. The number of total crimes in Santa Clara has decreased by 30% year over year.

      Santa Clara police department

      ItemSanta ClaraCaliforniaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)20151,506558,732
      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 48.2% less than the National average.

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ladera, CA1,51462300362
      Lexington Hills, CA2,61769336405
      Loyola, CA3,42584407492
      West Menlo Park, CA3,83084407492
      Cambrian Park, CA3,25984407492
      Monte Sereno, CA3,514116436553
      Portola Valley, CA4,550115556670
      Santa Clara, CA122,7251562,5012,657

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Abilene, TX122,6124142,1352,550
      Murfreesboro, TN122,0074882,4852,973
      Victorville, CA121,3208811,5912,471
      East Los Angeles, CA124,1916983,3804,079
      Hartford, CT124,3209923,1114,103
      Santa Clara, CA122,7251562,5012,657
      Source: The Santa Clara, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.