The city of Hercules, with a total population of 25,570, experienced 1,276 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 159.56 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 49.59% difference making Hercules lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 30 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Hercules also handled 378 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Clayton and Danville, Hercules is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Hercules experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Hercules totaled 30 violent crimes and 378 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Hercules experienced 460 violent crimes. Of those, 7 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 3 were for revised rape, another 24 were for legacy rape, 165 were for robbery, and 261 were for aggravated assault.