The city of Novato, with a total population of 56,698, experienced 3,272 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 179.72 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 43.22% difference making Novato lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 92 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Novato also handled 927 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Fairfax and Mill Valley, Novato is a more dangerous place to live.
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Most of the city arrests fall into 31-40 age group - 50%, the least crimes have committed people between 10-20 - 1.9%. When looking at arrest numbers - a great number of arrestees belonged to Hispanic race, whilst the least arrests had Asian Or Pacific Islander race.
The city of Novato experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Novato totaled 92 violent crimes and 927 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Novato experienced 1,144 violent crimes. Of those, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 12 were for revised rape, another 77 were for legacy rape, 274 were for robbery, and 775 were for aggravated assault.