The city of Modesto, with a total population of 213,677, experienced 34,115 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 493.22 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 55.81% difference making Modesto higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 2,074 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Modesto also handled 8,465 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Ceres and Hughson, Modesto is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of Modesto experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Modesto totaled 2,074 violent crimes and 8,465 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Modesto experienced 18,434 violent crimes. Of those, 177 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 153 were for revised rape, another 671 were for legacy rape, 4,875 were for robbery, and 12,558 were for aggravated assault.