The city of Gilroy, with a total population of 56,163, experienced 5,749 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 330.47 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 4.4% difference making Gilroy higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 208 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Gilroy also handled 1,648 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Cupertino and Los Altos, Gilroy is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Gilroy experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Gilroy totaled 208 violent crimes and 1,648 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Gilroy experienced 2,192 violent crimes. Of those, 18 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 15 were for revised rape, another 170 were for legacy rape, 727 were for robbery, and 1,262 were for aggravated assault.