Porterville has a population of 59,245. During the past three years, Porterville saw 4,882 arrests. For 2017, the Porterville's arrest rate totaled 300.79 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 4.98% makes Porterville lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 247 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Porterville also totaled 1,535 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Exeter and Farmersville, Porterville is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Porterville had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Porterville averaged 247 violent crimes and 1,535 non-violent crimes.
The city of Porterville experienced 2,484 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 36 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 102 was for legacy rape and 18 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 612, and the aggravated assault total was 1,716.