The city of Milpitas, with a total population of 79,503, experienced 6,022 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 263.14 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 16.87% difference making Milpitas lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 114 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Milpitas also handled 1,978 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Cupertino and Los Altos, Milpitas is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Milpitas experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Milpitas totaled 114 violent crimes and 1,978 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Milpitas experienced 1,226 violent crimes. Of those, 12 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 22 were for revised rape, another 86 were for legacy rape, 586 were for robbery, and 520 were for aggravated assault.