Surprise has a population of 135,345. During the past three years, Surprise saw 7,515 arrests. For 2017, the Surprise's arrest rate totaled 187.74 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 40.69% makes Surprise lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 120 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Surprise also totaled 2,421 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Buckeye and Gilbert, Surprise is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Surprise had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Surprise averaged 120 violent crimes and 2,421 non-violent crimes.
The city of Surprise experienced 1,488 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 24 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 121 was for legacy rape and 14 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 473, and the aggravated assault total was 856.