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Santa Clara California: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information

Santa Clara is a city in Santa Clara County, California. The city is named after Saint Claire of Assisi. It is in the heart of Silicon Valley and is home to many top technology companies. The city is 18.41 square miles in size. The city has a normal climate with warm summers and mild winters.

Santa Clara California overview

Santa Clara, California has a population of 125,948 and has 23 neighborhoods. The majority population (28.7%) is those in the age group of 35 to 54. There are 43,798 homes and apartments in the city. The median value of homes in the city is $1,084,250, which is very high compared to the rest of the state and the US. It is one of the costly cities in the country for real estate.

56.7% of the population are college graduates. The per capita income of Santa Clara is $44,843, which is higher than the US average. The median income level of $102,553 is almost double the US average. Those below the poverty line formed 8.2% of the total population.

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The major employers in Santa Clara regarding industry sector were Professional services (20%), Manufacturing (19.8%) and Healthcare (9.6%). The city has a higher number of white-collar workers (88.61%), most of whom are from the Information technology industry. The majority of people use private transport for commuting.

Regarding race and ethnicity, the majority of the population (34.3%) were Whites, 40.2% were of Asian origin. English is the most common language in Santa Clara, followed by Spanish and Indian languages. 41.9% of the residents of Santa Clara were born outside the USA.

Santa Clara California key crime statistics

Santa Clara has a crime index of 27, on a scale of 1-100, where one is the most unsafe and 100 the safest. The city is 27% safer than other cities in the US. There were a total of 2,988 crimes committed, and the crime rate was 23.8 per 1000 residents. The crime rate is slightly higher compared to other communities. It has a 57% higher crime rate as compared to other cities.

A comparison of violent crimes committed in Santa Clara with California shows that the crime rate of 1.29 per 1000 of Santa Clara was significantly lesser than the California average of 4.45 per 1000. A citizen has a 1 in 777 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime.

Assault was the major violent crime committed in Santa Clara, with a rate of 0.66 per 1000, which is much lesser than the average rate in California average, which is 2.49 per 1000.

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The property crime rate of Santa Clara is 22.52 per 1000, which is slightly lesser than the California average of 25.53 per 1000. You have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime in Santa Clara, which is the less than the California average. The major property crime was theft, which had an incidence rate of 16.30 per 1000, which is higher than the California average of 17.45 per 1000.

However, the crime per square mile of Santa Clara is 163 per square mile, which is almost double the California data of 89 per square mile. The city has a very high rate of motor vehicle theft; you have a chance of 1 in 300 of getting your motor vehicle stolen.


The city is rated unsafe because of the high incidence of thefts and because of the very high crime rate per square mile. However, the violent crime rate in Santa Clara is less. The city is not one of those communities, which have a very high crime rate.

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