Santa Clarita, CA
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Santa Clarita, 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

Santa Clarita has an overall crime rate of 16 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Santa Clarita is 1 in 61. How does Santa Clarita fare compared to other communities in California of all population sizes? Santa Clarita's crime rate is lower than approximately 67% of California communities.

However, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Santa Clarita, and we found that the crime rate in Santa Clarita is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Santa Clarita is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Santa Clarita 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 Clarita.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Santa Clarita'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 Clarita is one in 584.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Santa Clarita; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 15 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Santa Clarita Crime Data

 

Crime Index

42

(100 is safest)


Safer than 42% of U.S. Cities

Santa Clarita Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

361

3,117

3,478

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.71

14.78

16.49

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Santa Clarita 1.71
California 4.49

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 584

in Santa Clarita

1 in 223

in California

Santa Clarita VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 210,888
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 4 40 127 190
Rate per 1,000 0.02 0.19 0.60 0.90

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 Clarita 14.78
California 24.97

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 68

in Santa Clarita

1 in 40

in California

Santa Clarita Property CRIMES

Population: 210,888
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 681 2,011 425
Rate per 1,000 3.23 9.54 2.02

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 Clarita Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Santa Clarita 66
California 88