The city of Merced, with a total population of 83,180, experienced 10,017 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 388.44 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 22.71% difference making Merced higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 563 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Merced also handled 2,668 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Atwater and Gustine, Merced is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Merced experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Merced totaled 563 violent crimes and 2,668 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Merced experienced 6,759 violent crimes. Of those, 87 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 36 were for revised rape, another 257 were for legacy rape, 1,687 were for robbery, and 4,692 were for aggravated assault.