The county of Monterey had 4,707 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 357.05 per 100,000 residents. This is 51.69% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 243 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Monterey also processed 1,311 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alameda and Marin, Monterey is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Monterey is larceny/theft totaling 927, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Monterey County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Monterey tallied 243 violent crimes and 1,311 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Monterey is lower by 51.69% than the national average.