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Crime rate in Santa Clara, California (CA): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Santa Clara, CA compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Santa Clara, CA

The 2018 crime rate in Santa Clara, CA was 195 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.4 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 66.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Santa Clara crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 1 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Santa Clara has seen an increase in violent crime and a decrease in property crime.
See how dangerous Santa Clara, CA is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Santa Clara:

195.2
Sunnyvale:

137.6
Cupertino:

118.6
Campbell:

246.2
Saratoga:

71.3
San Jose:

280.9
Mountain View:

174.8
Milpitas:

154.4
Los Altos:

63.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Santa Clara by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(4.8)
3
(2.8)
3
(2.7)
4
(3.6)
6
(5.4)
2
(1.8)
2
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.8)
3
(2.3)
2
(1.6)
1
(0.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
18
(17.2)
16
(15.0)
32
(29.2)
20
(18.1)
20
(18.0)
7
(6.2)
14
(11.9)
10
(8.4)
13
(10.8)
26
(21.5)
20
(16.2)
17
(13.3)
35
(27.4)
33
(25.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
49
(46.8)
59
(55.5)
73
(66.7)
83
(75.0)
63
(56.7)
62
(54.9)
67
(56.9)
61
(51.1)
55
(45.8)
89
(73.5)
71
(57.5)
58
(45.2)
82
(64.3)
74
(57.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
118
(112.7)
102
(95.9)
123
(112.4)
124
(112.0)
79
(71.1)
111
(98.3)
94
(79.8)
150
(125.7)
104
(86.6)
47
(38.8)
64
(51.8)
81
(63.2)
95
(74.5)
100
(77.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
553
(528.2)
595
(559.5)
553
(505.4)
450
(406.5)
428
(385.2)
481
(426.0)
409
(347.1)
584
(489.3)
461
(383.7)
577
(476.4)
583
(471.8)
362
(282.4)
408
(319.9)
429
(333.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,470
(2,359)
2,283
(2,147)
2,420
(2,212)
2,172
(1,962)
2,182
(1,964)
2,210
(1,957)
2,202
(1,869)
2,273
(1,904)
2,169
(1,805)
2,287
(1,888)
2,598
(2,103)
2,039
(1,591)
2,810
(2,203)
2,860
(2,223)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
397
(379.2)
476
(447.6)
457
(417.7)
402
(363.1)
418
(376.2)
325
(287.8)
322
(273.3)
449
(376.2)
393
(327.1)
404
(333.6)
398
(322.1)
413
(322.2)
400
(313.6)
452
(351.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
10
(9.6)
14
(13.2)
13
(11.9)
14
(12.6)
13
(11.7)
16
(14.2)
20
(17.0)
17
(14.2)
18
(15.0)
11
(9.1)
10
(8.1)
7
(5.5)
7
(5.5)
11
(8.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)221.6214.3228.6202.5192.1175.8166.8187.7164.9182.5185.1150.7194.9195.2

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 California and other state lists, there were 144 registered sex offenders living in Santa Clara, California as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Santa Clara is 875 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


When are crimes committed in Santa Clara, CA?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Santa Clara:

94.8
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Santa Clara:

100.0
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Santa Clara:

72.2
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Santa Clara:

72.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Santa Clara:

77.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Santa Clara:

77.0
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Santa Clara:

96.8
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Santa Clara:

83.6
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Santa Clara:

86.3
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Santa Clara:

92.7
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Santa Clara:

118.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Santa Clara:

124.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Santa Clara:

96.4
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Santa Clara:

106.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Santa Clara:

121.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Santa Clara:

128.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Santa Clara:

143.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Santa Clara:

230.5
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Santa Clara:

221.2
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Santa Clara:

184.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Santa Clara:

247.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Santa Clara:

239.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Santa Clara:

216.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Santa Clara:

249.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Santa Clara:

203.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Santa Clara:

226.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Santa Clara:

231.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Santa Clara:

233.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Santa Clara:

274.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Santa Clara:

286.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Santa Clara:

280.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Santa Clara:

231.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Santa Clara:

213.4
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Santa Clara:

200.4
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: 222 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
California average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 227 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.20
California average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 215 (144 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 200 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 203 (141 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.16
California average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 195 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.02

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 201 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.15
California average:

2.04

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 197 (131 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.11
California average:

2.09

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 219 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
California average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 218 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.31
California average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 219 (148 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
California average:

2.27

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 211 (137 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
California average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 203 (129 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.26
California average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 206 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.29
California average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 185 (138 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.35
California average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 195 (147 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.44
California average:

2.42

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Santa Clara, CA
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 95053.