Petaluma has a population of 60,957. During the past three years, Petaluma saw 4,069 arrests. For 2017, the Petaluma's arrest rate totaled 193.42 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 38.9% makes Petaluma lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 233 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Petaluma also totaled 946 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Cloverdale and Cotati, Petaluma is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Petaluma had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Petaluma averaged 233 violent crimes and 946 non-violent crimes.
The city of Petaluma experienced 2,167 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 228 was for legacy rape and 17 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 328, and the aggravated assault total was 1,588.