Salinas has a population of 158,313. During the past three years, Salinas saw 16,806 arrests. For 2017, the Salinas's arrest rate totaled 367.37 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 16.06% makes Salinas higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 1,021 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Salinas also totaled 4,795 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Carmel and Gonzales, Salinas is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Salinas had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Salinas averaged 1,021 violent crimes and 4,795 non-violent crimes.
The city of Salinas experienced 11,763 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 265 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 467 was for legacy rape and 68 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 4,273, and the aggravated assault total was 6,690.