The county of Merced had 6,145 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 753.71 per 100,000 residents. This is 1.99% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 521 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Merced also processed 1,504 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alameda and Butte, Merced is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Merced is larceny/theft totaling 908, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Merced County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Merced tallied 521 violent crimes and 1,504 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Merced is higher by 1.99% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Merced are between the ages of 31-40. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 51-60.