The city of Hawthorne, with a total population of 88,664, experienced 9,157 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 322.57 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 1.9% difference making Hawthorne higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 587 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Hawthorne also handled 2,273 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Agoura Hills and Alhambra, Hawthorne is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Hawthorne experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Hawthorne totaled 587 violent crimes and 2,273 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Hawthorne experienced 7,231 violent crimes. Of those, 69 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 57 were for revised rape, another 263 were for legacy rape, 3,454 were for robbery, and 3,388 were for aggravated assault.