Redwood City has a population of 86,353. During the past three years, Redwood City saw 5,298 arrests. For 2017, the Redwood City's arrest rate totaled 185.17 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 41.5% makes Redwood City lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 209 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Redwood City also totaled 1,390 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Atherton and Belmont, Redwood City is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Redwood City had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Redwood City averaged 209 violent crimes and 1,390 non-violent crimes.
The city of Redwood City experienced 2,324 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 10 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 247 was for legacy rape and 81 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 788, and the aggravated assault total was 1,198.