Palo Alto has a population of 67,441. During the past three years, Palo Alto saw 5,154 arrests. For 2017, the Palo Alto's arrest rate totaled 277.72 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 12.26% makes Palo Alto lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 90 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Palo Alto also totaled 1,783 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Cupertino and Los Altos, Palo Alto is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Palo Alto had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Palo Alto averaged 90 violent crimes and 1,783 non-violent crimes.
The city of Palo Alto experienced 774 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 7 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 59 was for legacy rape and 7 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 355, and the aggravated assault total was 346.