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Santa Cruz, CA Arrest Record Search

Santa Cruz has a population of 65,132. During the past three years, Santa Cruz saw 12,284 arrests. For 2017, the Santa Cruz's arrest rate totaled 628.42 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 98.52% makes Santa Cruz higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 409 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Santa Cruz also totaled 3,684 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Scotts Valley and Watsonville, Santa Cruz is a more dangerous place to live.

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  • 4,093 Number of arrests in the city for 2017
  • 628.42 Crime Rate
  • 62.80 Violent Crime Rate
  • 565.62 Property Crime Rate

Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Overall, Santa Cruz had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Santa Cruz averaged 409 violent crimes and 3,684 non-violent crimes.

Santa Cruz Violent Crime Types from 2007-2017

The city of Santa Cruz experienced 5,206 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 29 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 317 was for legacy rape and 96 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 1,155, and the aggravated assault total was 3,609.

Santa Cruz City Police Department

  • Address: 5200 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA
  • Email:santacruzcoroner@scsheriff.com
  • City:Santa Cruz
  • Phone: (831)-471-1121
  • Zip: 95062

Total Crime Rate in Santa Cruz

Year Crime Rate
2007 533.26
2008 459.14
2009 635.56
2010 613.61
2011 632.47
2012 659.75
2013 571.05
2014 598.05
2015 633.62
2016 635.84
2017 628.42
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