Watsonville has a population of 54,226. During the past three years, Watsonville saw 6,218 arrests. For 2017, the Watsonville's arrest rate totaled 370.49 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 17.04% makes Watsonville higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 298 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Watsonville also totaled 1,711 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Capitola and Santa Cruz, Watsonville is a safer place to live.
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Overall, Watsonville had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Watsonville averaged 298 violent crimes and 1,711 non-violent crimes.
The city of Watsonville experienced 3,301 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 32 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 190 was for legacy rape and 34 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 929, and the aggravated assault total was 2,116.