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Crime rate in Clearwater, Florida (FL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Clearwater, FL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Clearwater, FL

The 2018 crime rate in Clearwater, FL was 276 (City-Data.com crime index), which was comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 80.2% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Clearwater crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 6 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Clearwater has seen a decrease in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Clearwater, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Clearwater:

275.7
Dunedin:

139.3
Belleair:

94.6
Largo:

276.0
Safety Harbor:

108.5
Belleair Bluffs:

74.0
Belleair Beach:

64.9
Oldsmar:

171.8
Indian Rocks Beach:

136.0
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Clearwater by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
9
(8.1)
4
(3.6)
10
(9.3)
11
(10.5)
3
(2.8)
5
(4.7)
10
(9.2)
3
(2.7)
4
(3.7)
7
(6.4)
7
(6.3)
5
(4.4)
3
(2.6)
6
(5.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
48
(43.2)
44
(39.8)
34
(31.6)
38
(36.2)
43
(40.8)
35
(33.1)
40
(36.6)
59
(54.0)
50
(45.9)
56
(50.9)
82
(73.7)
89
(78.1)
85
(73.7)
95
(81.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
210
(189.1)
200
(181.0)
240
(223.3)
318
(302.9)
275
(261.0)
245
(231.9)
182
(166.7)
206
(188.5)
177
(162.5)
195
(177.2)
181
(162.6)
145
(127.3)
141
(122.3)
105
(90.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
726
(653.7)
614
(555.6)
584
(543.3)
624
(594.4)
603
(572.2)
490
(463.8)
569
(521.3)
459
(420.1)
387
(355.3)
383
(347.9)
409
(367.4)
397
(348.5)
349
(302.7)
304
(260.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
949
(854.5)
882
(798.0)
862
(801.9)
856
(815.3)
802
(761.0)
777
(735.5)
719
(658.7)
919
(841.2)
851
(781.4)
755
(685.9)
638
(573.1)
555
(487.3)
494
(428.5)
345
(296.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,695
(3,327)
3,527
(3,191)
3,469
(3,227)
3,678
(3,503)
3,617
(3,432)
3,360
(3,180)
3,252
(2,979)
3,169
(2,901)
3,284
(3,015)
3,318
(3,014)
3,420
(3,072)
2,968
(2,606)
2,909
(2,523)
2,564
(2,201)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
433
(389.9)
428
(387.3)
347
(322.8)
251
(239.1)
301
(285.6)
201
(190.3)
158
(144.8)
176
(161.1)
181
(166.2)
210
(190.8)
298
(267.7)
232
(203.7)
249
(216.0)
178
(152.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
42
(37.8)
31
(28.0)
31
(28.8)
21
(20.0)
17
(16.1)
12
(11.4)
15
(13.7)
21
(19.2)
14
(12.9)
8
(7.3)
12
(10.8)
17
(14.9)
16
(13.9)
5
(4.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)462.3419.0430.6476.0444.5392.2378.8377.1352.5360.0378.2333.8309.6275.7

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 435 registered sex offenders living in Clearwater, Florida as of May 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Clearwater is 263 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Clearwater:

267.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Clearwater:

291.4
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Clearwater:

324.8
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Clearwater:

351.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Clearwater:

326.1
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Clearwater:

312.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Clearwater:

363.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Clearwater:

399.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Clearwater:

390.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Clearwater:

463.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Clearwater:

505.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Clearwater:

433.5
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Clearwater:

415.3
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Clearwater:

480.8
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Clearwater:

386.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Clearwater:

439.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Clearwater:

414.8
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Clearwater:

192.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Clearwater:

244.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Clearwater:

258.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Clearwater:

308.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Clearwater:

316.5
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Clearwater:

332.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Clearwater:

337.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Clearwater:

302.4
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Clearwater:

334.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Clearwater:

366.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Clearwater:

374.1
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Clearwater:

370.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Clearwater:

377.3
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Clearwater:

395.7
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Clearwater:

310.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Clearwater:

347.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Clearwater:

341.7
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 321 (233 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Florida average:

2.08

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 328 (240 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Florida average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 352 (231 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Florida average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 326 (234 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 325 (230 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 319 (228 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Florida average:

2.46

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 319 (229 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 333 (232 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 353 (248 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 365 (255 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Florida average:

2.48

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 365 (257 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 375 (255 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 371 (247 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 373 (251 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 398 (254 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Florida average:

2.55

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Clearwater, FL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 33755, 33759, 33761, 33763, 33764, 33765, 33767, 34695.