San Luis Obispo has a population of 47,934. During the past three years, San Luis Obispo saw 6,251 arrests. For 2017, the San Luis Obispo's arrest rate totaled 408.90 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 29.17% makes San Luis Obispo higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 178 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of San Luis Obispo also totaled 1,782 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Arroyo Grande and Atascadero, San Luis Obispo is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, San Luis Obispo had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, San Luis Obispo averaged 178 violent crimes and 1,782 non-violent crimes.
The city of San Luis Obispo experienced 1,773 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 324 was for legacy rape and 34 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 312, and the aggravated assault total was 1,097.