Poway has a population of 50,438. During the past three years, Poway saw 1,710 arrests. For 2017, the Poway's arrest rate totaled 125.70 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 60.29% makes Poway lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 58 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Poway also totaled 576 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Carlsbad and Chula Vista, Poway is a safer place to live.
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Overall, Poway had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Poway averaged 58 violent crimes and 576 non-violent crimes.
The city of Poway experienced 921 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 3 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 63 was for legacy rape and 8 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 196, and the aggravated assault total was 651.