Sarasota has a population of 57,383. During the past three years, Sarasota saw 7,460 arrests. For 2017, the Sarasota's arrest rate totaled 398.55 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 25.91% makes Sarasota higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 323 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Sarasota also totaled 1,964 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Bradenton and Bradenton Beach, Sarasota is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Sarasota had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Sarasota averaged 323 violent crimes and 1,964 non-violent crimes.
The city of Sarasota experienced 4,899 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 54 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 273 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 1,571, and the aggravated assault total was 3,001.