The county of Jefferson had 10,586 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 456.54 per 100,000 residents. This is 38.22% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 700 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Jefferson also processed 2,311 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Baldwin and Bibb, Jefferson is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Jefferson is burglary totaling 1,203, followed by larceny/theft, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Jefferson County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Jefferson tallied 700 violent crimes and 2,311 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Jefferson is lower by 38.22% than the national average.