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 2017 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2018 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

The crime rate in Santa Clara is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Santa Clara is 1 in 33. Based on FBI crime data, Santa Clara is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to California, Santa Clara has a crime rate that is higher than 79% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Santa Clara compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Santa Clara with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Santa Clara's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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 575.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Santa Clara's rate for property crime is 29 per one thousand population. This makes Santa Clara a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Santa Clara is one in 35.

Importantly, we found that Santa Clara has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Santa Clara is one in 311.

Santa Clara Crime Data

 

Crime Index

17

(100 is safest)


Safer than 17% of U.S. Cities

Santa Clara Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

221

3,639

3,860

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.74

28.62

30.36

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Clara 1.74
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 575

in Santa Clara

1 in 223

in California

Santa Clara VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 127,134
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 35 84 100
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.28 0.66 0.79

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,284 135,755 319,356 810,825
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.42 0.98 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Clara 28.62
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 35

in Santa Clara

1 in 40

in California

Santa Clara Property CRIMES

Population: 127,134
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 409 2,821 409
Rate per 1,000 3.22 22.19 3.22

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 325,719,178
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,401,840 5,519,107 773,139
Rate per 1,000 4.30 16.94 2.37

Santa Clara Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Santa Clara 210
California 88