The city of La Puente, with a total population of 40,467, experienced 1,885 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 146.29 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 53.78% difference making La Puente lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 148 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of La Puente also handled 444 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Agoura Hills and Rancho Palos Verdes, La Puente is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of La Puente experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, La Puente totaled 148 violent crimes and 444 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, La Puente experienced 1,794 violent crimes. Of those, 20 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 13 were for revised rape, another 73 were for legacy rape, 621 were for robbery, and 1,067 were for aggravated assault.