The city of National City, with a total population of 61,574, experienced 4,872 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 235.98 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 25.45% difference making National City lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 296 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of National City also handled 1,157 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Carlsbad and Chula Vista, National City is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of National City experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, National City totaled 296 violent crimes and 1,157 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, National City experienced 3,978 violent crimes. Of those, 28 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 27 were for revised rape, another 151 were for legacy rape, 1,608 were for robbery, and 2,164 were for aggravated assault.