Santa Clara, CA Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
4,962
Total Crimes
3,782.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
52.74%
Above National Average
405 out of 461
In California
8,576 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Santa Clara, CA?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Santa Clara is 3,782.8 per 100,000 people. That's 52.74% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 36.44% higher than the California total crime rate of 2,772.4 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Santa Clara SnackAbility

9
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
9/10
Housing
10
Affordability
4
Diversity
10
Safety
6
Amenities
10
Education
8.5
Commute
7

How Does Santa Clara Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Santa Clara
/ 100k People
California
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 4,962 3,782.8 2,772.4 2,476.7
Murder 0 0.0 4.3 5.0
Robbery 73 55.7 132.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 106 80.8 267.1 250.2
Violent Crime 214 163.1 441.2 366.7
Burglary 363 276.7 386.1 340.5
Larceny 4,013 3,059.3 1,586.3 1,549.5
Car Theft 372 283.6 358.8 219.9
Property Crime 4,748 3,619.6 2,331.2 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Santa Clara

214.0
Violent Crimes
163.1
Violent Crimes / 100k People
-55.51%
Below National Average
  • You have a 1 in 613.0 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Santa Clara each year. That compares to a 1 in 226.7 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Santa Clara is 163.1 per 100,000 people.
  • That's -55.51% lower than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • -63.02% lower than the California violent crime rate of 441.2 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Santa Clara

4,748.0
Property Crimes
3,619.6
Property Crimes / 100k People
71.56%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 27.6 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Santa Clara each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Santa Clara is 3,619.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 71.56% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 55.27% higher than the California property crime rate of 2,331.2 per 100,000 people.

Santa Clara Crime Compared To California Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in California.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Santa Clara

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Sunnyvale, CA 154,859 3,639 2,349.9 2,182.6 167.2
Burbank, CA 103,738 2,806 2,704.9 2,522.7 182.2
Mountain View, CA 84,599 2,628 3,106.4 2,911.4 195.0
Milpitas, CA 82,344 2,295 2,787.1 2,663.2 123.9
Cupertino, CA 60,357 1,073 1,777.8 1,686.6 91.1
Campbell, CA 42,697 1,446 3,386.7 3,178.2 208.4
Menlo Park, CA 34,871 824 2,363.0 2,219.6 143.4
Los Altos, CA 30,716 331 1,077.6 1,009.2 68.4
Saratoga, CA 30,666 256 834.8 782.6 52.2
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