The city of Monterey, with a total population of 28,584, experienced 3,648 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 465.65 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 47.1% difference making Monterey higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 125 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Monterey also handled 1,206 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Carmel and Gonzales, Monterey is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Monterey experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Monterey totaled 125 violent crimes and 1,206 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Monterey experienced 1,610 violent crimes. Of those, 10 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 29 were for revised rape, another 111 were for legacy rape, 419 were for robbery, and 1,041 were for aggravated assault.