Peru has a population of 9,829. During the past three years, Peru saw 560 arrests. For 2017, the Peru's arrest rate totaled 178.05 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 43.75% makes Peru lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 19 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Peru also totaled 156 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Grand Ridge and La Salle, Peru is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Peru had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Peru averaged 19 violent crimes and 156 non-violent crimes.
The city of Peru experienced 99 violent crimes during 2010-2017. Of that total, 22 was for legacy rape and 5 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 16, and the aggravated assault total was 56.