The city of Mesa, with a total population of 492,268, experienced 39,881 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 258.78 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 18.25% difference making Mesa lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 2,047 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Mesa also handled 10,692 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Buckeye and Gilbert, Mesa is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Mesa experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Mesa totaled 2,047 violent crimes and 10,692 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Mesa experienced 21,941 violent crimes. Of those, 192 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 203 were for revised rape, another 1,903 were for legacy rape, 5,623 were for robbery, and 14,020 were for aggravated assault.