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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 2022 crime rate in Clearwater, FL is 220 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 78.5% U.S. cities. The 2022 Clearwater crime rate rose by 1% compared to 2020. In the last 5 years Clearwater has seen decline of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Clearwater, FL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Clearwater:

220.2
Dunedin:

45.5
Belleair:

19.3
Largo:

212.1
Safety Harbor:

32.5
Belleair Bluffs:

48.8
Belleair Beach:

22.2
Oldsmar:

57.2
Indian Rocks Beach:

70.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Clearwater by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(2.8)
5
(4.6)
10
(9.2)
3
(2.7)
4
(3.7)
7
(6.4)
7
(6.3)
5
(4.4)
3
(2.6)
6
(5.2)
2
(1.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(3.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
43
(40.8)
35
(32.5)
40
(36.6)
59
(54.0)
50
(45.9)
56
(50.9)
82
(73.7)
89
(78.1)
85
(73.7)
95
(81.5)
80
(68.1)
92
(78.1)
84
(72.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
275
(261.0)
245
(227.5)
182
(166.7)
206
(188.5)
177
(162.5)
195
(177.2)
181
(162.6)
145
(127.3)
141
(122.3)
105
(90.1)
98
(83.4)
87
(73.8)
59
(50.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
603
(572.2)
490
(455.0)
569
(521.3)
459
(420.1)
387
(355.3)
383
(347.9)
409
(367.4)
397
(348.5)
349
(302.7)
304
(260.9)
289
(246.0)
281
(238.4)
313
(269.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
802
(761.0)
777
(721.5)
719
(658.7)
919
(841.2)
851
(781.4)
755
(685.9)
638
(573.1)
555
(487.3)
494
(428.5)
345
(296.1)
268
(228.2)
249
(211.3)
244
(209.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,617
(3,432)
3,360
(3,120)
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)
2,370
(2,018)
1,850
(1,570)
1,841
(1,583)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
301
(285.6)
201
(186.7)
158
(144.8)
176
(161.1)
181
(166.2)
210
(190.8)
298
(267.7)
232
(203.7)
249
(216.0)
178
(152.8)
172
(146.4)
133
(112.8)
124
(106.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
17
(16.1)
12
(11.1)
15
(13.7)
21
(19.2)
14
(12.9)
8
(7.3)
12
(10.8)
17
(14.9)
16
(13.9)
5
(4.3)
5
(4.3)
5
(4.2)
8
(6.9)
City-Data.com crime index444.5384.8378.8377.1352.5360.0378.2333.8309.6275.7240.5218.9220.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 438 registered sex offenders living in Clearwater, Florida as of May 30, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Clearwater is 261 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Clearwater:

239.0
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Clearwater:

234.2
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Clearwater:

236.3
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Clearwater:

267.4
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Clearwater:

291.4
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Clearwater:

324.8
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Clearwater:

351.3
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Clearwater:

326.1
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Clearwater:

312.2
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Clearwater:

363.8
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Clearwater:

399.0
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Clearwater:

383.1
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Clearwater:

463.1
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Clearwater:

505.8
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Clearwater:

342.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Clearwater:

328.0
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
Clearwater:

379.7
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
Clearwater:

137.1
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2020
Clearwater:

137.7
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Clearwater:

168.5
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Clearwater:

192.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

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:

328.3
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:

292.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Clearwater:

297.9
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Clearwater:

312.5
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 329 (237 officers - 203 male; 34 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Florida average:

2.33

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 336 (237 officers - 205 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Florida average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 330 (245 officers - 209 male; 36 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 321 (233 officers - 201 male; 32 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.00
Florida average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 328 (240 officers - 207 male; 33 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Florida average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 352 (231 officers - 204 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Florida average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 326 (234 officers - 205 male; 29 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 409 (237 officers - 209 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Florida average:

2.29

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 325 (230 officers - 202 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Florida average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 319 (228 officers - 200 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 319 (229 officers - 201 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Florida average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 333 (232 officers - 206 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Florida average:

2.47

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 353 (248 officers - 222 male; 26 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.35
Florida average:

2.50

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 365 (255 officers - 227 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Florida average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 365 (257 officers - 230 male; 27 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Florida average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 375 (255 officers - 227 male; 28 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Florida average:

2.54

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 371 (247 officers - 217 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Florida average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 373 (251 officers - 221 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Florida average:

2.53

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 398 (254 officers - 224 male; 30 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
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.