San Marcos has a population of 97,290. During the past three years, San Marcos saw 4,360 arrests. For 2017, the San Marcos's arrest rate totaled 136.81 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 56.78% makes San Marcos lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 195 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of San Marcos also totaled 1,136 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Carlsbad and Chula Vista, San Marcos is a safer place to live.
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Overall, San Marcos had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, San Marcos averaged 195 violent crimes and 1,136 non-violent crimes.
The city of San Marcos experienced 2,396 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 13 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 146 was for legacy rape and 19 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 641, and the aggravated assault total was 1,577.