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Clearwater, Florida Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Clearwater, Florida. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Clearwater compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Clearwater, Florida, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 62,106 total crimes reported in Clearwater, Florida (9,949 of them violent). Of the 6,211 crimes that occur a year in Clearwater, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clearwater, Florida 18 times a day. This includes 66 murders, 465 rapes, and nearly forty-two thousand thefts (including 3,947 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Clearwater, Florida for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Clearwater decreased by 20 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 5 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Clearwater. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to six thousand for Clearwater, Florida in 2009.

Crime Trends in Clearwater, Florida (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Clearwater, Florida (1999-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Clearwater, Florida law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Clearwater conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.