The city of Menlo Park, with a total population of 34,195, experienced 2,010 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 207.34 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 34.5% difference making Menlo Park lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 53 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Menlo Park also handled 656 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Atherton and Belmont, Menlo Park is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Menlo Park experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Menlo Park totaled 53 violent crimes and 656 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Menlo Park experienced 563 violent crimes. Of those, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 16 were for revised rape, another 54 were for legacy rape, 212 were for robbery, and 275 were for aggravated assault.