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Clearwater Crime Rankings:

Statewide (2015)

  • Population: 17th
  • Violent Crimes: 18th (75th per 100k)
  • Murder: 12th (66th per 100k)
  • Rape: 8th (26th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 18th (96th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 18th (53rd per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 15th (78th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 16th (139th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 13th (70th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 16th (65th per 100k)
  • Arson: 13th (56th per 100k)

Nationwide (2015)

  • Population: 245th
  • Violent Crimes: 181st (911th per 100k)
  • Murder: 71st (354th per 100k)
  • Rape: 111th (697th per 100k)
  • Agg. Assault: 177th (1,186th per 100k)
  • Robbery: 169th (550th per 100k)
  • Property Crimes: 184th (1,288th per 100k)
  • Burglary: 248th (1,966th per 100k)
  • Larceny: 163rd (1,167th per 100k)
  • Vehicle Thefts: 254th (1,009th per 100k)
  • Arson: 106th (726th per 100k)

In Pinellas County (2015)

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

General Data

  • Population: 113,003
  • Households: 46,234
  • Median Income: $44,198
  • Land Area: 25.879 miles2
  • Water Area: 14.081 miles2
  • Time Zone: EDT

Clearwater, FL Crime Rate Information

Crime Category 2014 2015
Murder 7 7
Rape 56 82
Agg. Assault 383 409
Robbery 195 181
Burglary 755 638
Vehicle Thefts 210 298
Arson 8 12

Violent Crimes in Clearwater, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Murder 7
Rape 82
Aggravated Assault 409
Robbery 181

Property Crimes in Clearwater, FL in 2015

Crime Reported Numbers
Burglary 638
Larceny 3420
Motor Vehicle Theft 298
Arson 12

Agg. Assault in Clearwater, FL

Year Agg. Assault
2006 614
2007 584
2008 624
2009 603
2010 490
2011 569
2012 459
2013 387
2014 383
2015 409

Vehicle Thefts in Clearwater, FL

Year Vehicle Thefts
2006 428
2007 347
2008 251
2009 301
2010 201
2011 158
2012 176
2013 181
2014 210
2015 298

Florida Criminal Statistics:


As the table-above indicates, major crimes in 2015 in Clearwater, FL included 679 violent crimes and 4356 property crimes. The 679 violent crimes included: 7 murders, 409 aggravated assaults, 82 forcible rapes, and 181 robberies. The 4356 property crimes included: 298 motor vehicle thefts, 638 burglaries, 12 counts of arson, and 3420 counts of larceny and/or theft. Of course, there were additional offenses in Clearwater, FL 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 107521 93626
Murder 1149 1041
Rape 14614 12983
Agg. Assault 72895 63895
Robbery 24914 21137
Property Crimes 679446 570270
Burglary 143220 109268
Larceny 493647 420341
Vehicle Thefts 42579 40661
Arson 0 0

Looking for information on a specific individual in Clearwater, FL? BeenVerified can help you locate background check and criminal records for individuals living in Clearwater or in the greater Clearwater, FL 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.


Agg. Assault in the state of Florida

Year Agg. Assault
2006 87044
2007 86366
2008 82852
2009 76112
2010 69523
2011 66319
2012 63929
2013 61054
2014 72895
2015 63895

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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