Pismo Beach has a population of 8,291. During the past three years, Pismo Beach saw 1,507 arrests. For 2017, the Pismo Beach's arrest rate totaled 524.67 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 65.75% makes Pismo Beach higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 42 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Pismo Beach also totaled 393 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Arroyo Grande and Atascadero, Pismo Beach is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Pismo Beach had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Pismo Beach averaged 42 violent crimes and 393 non-violent crimes.
The city of Pismo Beach experienced 275 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 32 was for legacy rape and 7 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 59, and the aggravated assault total was 176.