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Clearwater, FL 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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

The crime rate in Clearwater is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 23 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 Clearwater is 1 in 44. Based on FBI crime data, Clearwater is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Florida, Clearwater has a crime rate that is higher than 67% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Clearwater compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Clearwater with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Clearwater'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 Clearwater 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 Clearwater.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Clearwater occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Clearwater; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 254. This equates to a rate of 4 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Clearwater's rate for property crime is 19 per one thousand population. This makes Clearwater 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 Clearwater is one in 53.

Clearwater Crime Data

 

Crime Index

23

(100 is safest)


Safer than 23% of U.S. Cities

Clearwater Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

462

2,234

2,696

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.94

19.05

22.99

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.94
3.87
National Median: 4
    Clearwater
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 254

in Clearwater

1 in 258

in Florida

Clearwater VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 117,292
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 92 87 283
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.78 0.74 2.41

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
19.05
17.85
National Median: 19
    Clearwater
    Florida

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 53

in Clearwater

1 in 56

in Florida

Clearwater Property CRIMES

Population: 117,292
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 249 1,851 134
Rate per 1,000 2.12 15.78 1.14

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Clearwater Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
101
45
National Median: 26.9
    Clearwater
    Florida