The city of Huntington Beach, with a total population of 202,244, experienced 14,997 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 234.67 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 25.87% difference making Huntington Beach lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 461 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Huntington Beach also handled 4,285 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Aliso Viejo and Cypress, Huntington Beach is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Huntington Beach experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Huntington Beach totaled 461 violent crimes and 4,285 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Huntington Beach experienced 4,305 violent crimes. Of those, 20 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 31 were for revised rape, another 416 were for legacy rape, 1,136 were for robbery, and 2,702 were for aggravated assault.