San Clemente has a population of 65,596. During the past three years, San Clemente saw 2,627 arrests. For 2017, the San Clemente's arrest rate totaled 137.66 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 56.51% makes San Clemente lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 91 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of San Clemente also totaled 812 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, San Clemente is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, San Clemente had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, San Clemente averaged 91 violent crimes and 812 non-violent crimes.
The city of San Clemente experienced 787 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 11 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 79 was for legacy rape and 3 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 239, and the aggravated assault total was 455.