San Clemente, CA Criminal and Public Records

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San Clemente Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 132nd
  • Violent Crimes: 184th (362nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 27th (103rd per 100k)
  • Rape: 55th (142nd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 165th (360th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 142nd (326th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 223rd (418th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 182nd (395th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 209th (387th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 203rd (373rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 49th (173rd per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 540th
  • Violent Crimes: 554th (3,619th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (402nd per 100k)
  • Rape: 172nd (1,137th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 443rd (3,323rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 326th (1,644th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 1,051st (5,784th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 565th (3,916th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 1,019th (5,748th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 442nd (2,147th per 100k)
  • Arson: 111th (728th per 100k)

In Orange County (2015)

  • Population: 17th
  • Violent Crimes: 18th (22nd per 100k)
  • Murder: 6th (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 10th (8th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 19th (22nd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 19th (25th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 19th (26th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 15th (26th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 19th (27th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 19th (25th per 100k)
  • Arson: 8th (8th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 65,526
  • Households: 24,069
  • Median Income: $98,153
  • Land Area: 18.356 miles2
  • Water Area: 0.759 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

San Clemente, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 12 19
Agg. Assault 40 43
Robbery 17 16
Burglary 129 163
Vehicle Thefts 73 74
Arson 1 7

Violent Crimes in San Clemente, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 19
Aggravated Assault 43
Robbery 16

Property Crimes in San Clemente, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 163
Larceny 534
Motor Vehicle Theft 74
Arson 7

Larceny in San Clemente, CA

Year Larceny
2006 577
2008 540
2009 644
2010 526
2011 631
2012 603
2013 582
2014 485
2015 534

Violent Crimes in San Clemente, CA

Year Violent Crimes
2006 88
2008 74
2009 69
2010 61
2011 55
2012 75
2013 56
2014 69
2015 79

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in San Clemente, CA included 79 violent crimes and 771 property crimes. The 79 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 43 aggravated assaults, 19 forcible rapes, and 16 robberies. The 771 property crimes included: 74 motor vehicle thefts, 163 burglaries, 7 counts of arson, and 534 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in San Clemente, CA which fell outside of the major crime category; these crimes are generally charged as misdemeanors. It is important to realize that the numbers above reflect the reported crime rate, not the actual crime rate. Depending on the crime, there can be a huge disparity between the actual crime rate and the reporting rate.

Crime Category 2014 2015
Violent Crimes 153709 166883
Murder 1699 1861
Rape 19925 22198
Agg. Assault 91803 99349
Robbery 48680 52862
Property Crimes 947192 1024914
Burglary 202670 197404
Larceny 592670 656517
Vehicle Thefts 151852 170993
Arson 0 0

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Most major metropolitan areas include suburbs and surrounding areas. Crimes in those areas may not be charged in the city, but in the surrounding county or state. Therefore, it may be important to look at statewide crime statistics.


Larceny in the state of California

Year Larceny
2006 666860
2007 652243
2008 650385
2009 615456
2010 600558
2011 596963
2012 635090
2013 621557
2014 592670
2015 656517

You may also want to look at crime trends to compare a city to the state or the country, as a whole. To do this, you do not look at the overall number of crimes, but at the crime rate. It is also helpful to look at crime rates over time to determine whether a city or state is experiencing a growth in crime compared to the country, as a whole. Conventionally, the crime rate is reported as incidents per 1,000 people.

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