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Santa Clara Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 48th
  • Violent Crimes: 133rd (355th per 100k)
  • Murder: 27th (110th per 100k)
  • Rape: 54th (223rd per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 148th (383rd per 100k)
  • Robbery: 92nd (234th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 47th (138th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 53rd (217th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 37th (100th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 73rd (193rd per 100k)
  • Arson: 46th (189th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 211th
  • Violent Crimes: 477th (3,564th per 100k)
  • Murder: 77th (409th per 100k)
  • Rape: 171st (1,264th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 422nd (3,458th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 271st (1,315th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 238th (2,354th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 265th (2,484th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 231st (2,442nd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 206th (778th per 100k)
  • Arson: 108th (753rd per 100k)

In Santa Clara County (2015)

  • Population: 3rd
  • Violent Crimes: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Murder: 3rd (8th per 100k)
  • Rape: 4th (7th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 5th (6th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 2nd (4th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Burglary: 2nd (7th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 2nd (3rd per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 2nd (5th per 100k)
  • Arson: 5th (11th per 100k)

General Data

  • Population: 126,215
  • Households: 43,433
  • Median Income: $98,914
  • Land Area: 18.409 miles2
  • Time Zone: PDT

Santa Clara, CA Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 0 1
Rape 26 20
Agg. Assault 47 64
Robbery 89 71
Burglary 577 583
Vehicle Thefts 404 398
Arson 11 10

Violent Crimes in Santa Clara, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 1
Rape 20
Aggravated Assault 64
Robbery 71

Property Crimes in Santa Clara, CA in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 583
Larceny 2598
Motor Vehicle Theft 398
Arson 10

Arson in Santa Clara, CA

Year Arson
2006 14
2008 14
2009 13
2010 16
2011 20
2012 17
2013 18
2014 11
2015 10

Agg. Assault in Santa Clara, CA

Year Agg. Assault
2006 102
2008 124
2009 79
2010 111
2011 94
2012 150
2013 104
2014 47
2015 64

California Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Santa Clara, CA included 156 violent crimes and 3579 property crimes. The 156 violent crimes included: 1 murder, 64 aggravated assaults, 20 forcible rapes, and 71 robberies. The 3579 property crimes included: 398 motor vehicle thefts, 583 burglaries, 10 counts of arson, and 2598 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Santa Clara, 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

Looking for information on a specific individual in Santa Clara, CA? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Santa Clara or in the greater Santa Clara, CA metropolitan area. These records can help you determine if someone has been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of a crime. However, it is important to realize that the absence of a criminal record is no guarantee that a person has not engaged in criminal behavior.

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.


Arson in the state of California

Year Arson
2006 0
2007 0
2008 0
2009 0
2010 0
2011 0
2012 0
2013 0
2014 0
2015 0

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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