Reported Annual Crime In Santa Clara

In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Clara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,832n/a (estimate)3,0052,9462,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanta Clara/100k peopleCalifornia/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a1.64.65.3
Rape35n/a27.437.241.7
Robbery82n/a64.3143.298.0
Assault95n/a74.5264.2248.9
Violent crime214n/a (estimate)168449383
Burglary408n/a319.9446.9430.4
Theft2,810n/a2,203.31,623.91,694.4
Vehicle theft400n/a313.6425.9237.4
Property crime3,618n/a (estimate)2,8372,4972,362

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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 2% higher than the average of the whole of the state of California, and when compared with the national average, is 9% higher than. When looking at violent crimes, Santa Clara, CA has 63% lower than violent crime rate than California average, while remaining 56% lower than the national average. In property crime, Santa Clara, CA is 14% higher than the average of California and is 20% higher than the national average.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Santa Clara is 9% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 8.23 daily crimes that occur in Santa Clara.
  • Santa Clara is safer than 42% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Santa Clara you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Santa Clara has decreased by 1%.

Compare Santa Clara, CA Crime To Other Cities

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 1.02 times more than the California average and 1.09 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Santa Clara, CA are 2.68 times less than the California average and 2.28 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Santa Clara, CA has a daily crime rate that is 1.14 times more than the California average and 1.20 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, 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 57% when compared to other California cities, and 42% 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 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 596
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 36
The chance of being a victim of crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 34
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 596 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 36. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 34 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 increased by 33%, while the property crime rate in Santa Clara, CA has decreased by 2% year over year. The number of total crimes in Santa Clara, CA has decreased by 1% 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
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.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Monte Sereno, CA3,5140307307
Ladera, CA1,51463350413
Lexington Hills, CA2,61770392462
Cambrian Park, CA3,25986476561
Loyola, CA3,42586476561
West Menlo Park, CA3,83086476561
Los Altos Hills, CA8,37623688711
Santa Clara, CA122,7251682,8373,005

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Abilene, TX122,6125172,3302,847
Murfreesboro, TN122,0075403,1883,728
Victorville, CA121,3206992,6913,391
East Los Angeles, CA124,1917103,9464,655
Hartford, CT124,3201,0933,9935,086
Santa Clara, CA122,7251682,8373,005
Source: The Santa Clara, CA crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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