Santa Clara, CA
Crime Rates



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Santa Clara, CA crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Santa Clara has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26. Within California, more than 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Santa Clara.

Importantly, when you compare Santa Clara to other communities of similar population, then Santa Clara crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Santa Clara does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Santa Clara does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Santa Clara.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Santa Clara's violent crime rate is 2 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Santa Clara is one in 590.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Santa Clara is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Santa Clara, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 27, which is a rate of 37 per one thousand population.

Santa Clara Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Santa Clara Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

221

4,766

4,987

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.70

36.56

38.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Clara 1.70
California 4.41

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 590

in Santa Clara

1 in 227

in California

Santa Clara VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 130,365
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 35 76 110
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.27 0.58 0.84

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Clara 36.56
California 23.31

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Santa Clara

1 in 43

in California

Santa Clara Property CRIMES

Population: 130,365
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 364 4,026 376
Rate per 1,000 2.79 30.88 2.88

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Santa Clara Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Santa Clara 271
California 83