The city of Mountain View, with a total population of 81,525, experienced 6,234 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 261.52 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 17.38% difference making Mountain View lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 150 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Mountain View also handled 1,982 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Cupertino and Los Altos, Mountain View is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Mountain View experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Mountain View totaled 150 violent crimes and 1,982 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Mountain View experienced 1,942 violent crimes. Of those, 10 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 13 were for revised rape, another 92 were for legacy rape, 444 were for robbery, and 1,383 were for aggravated assault.