Etowah County had 1,919 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 614.25 per 100.000 population which is by 16.88% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 104 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Baldwin and county Bibb it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Etowah is larceny/theft - 276 arrests followed by burglary - 186 and aggravated assault - 86 arrests.
Violent crime in Etowah County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 0.75% higher.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.
This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Etowah by race is the following: 41.7% of crimes were committed by the white races, 37.1% by African Americans, and 21.2% by hispanic.