San Diego has a population of 1,424,116. During the past three years, San Diego saw 100,163 arrests. For 2017, the San Diego's arrest rate totaled 220.96 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 30.2% makes San Diego lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 5,221 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of San Diego also totaled 26,246 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Carlsbad and Chula Vista, San Diego is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, San Diego had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, San Diego averaged 5,221 violent crimes and 26,246 non-violent crimes.
The city of San Diego experienced 61,211 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 462 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 3,584 was for legacy rape and 687 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 17,577, and the aggravated assault total was 38,901.