Shelby amassed 3,056 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Shelby’s arrest rate was 374.13 per 100,000 residents. The county of Shelby is 49.37% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 98 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Shelby also experienced 690 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Bibb and Calhoun, Shelby is a more dangerous place to reside.
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In Shelby, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 401 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Shelby, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Shelby, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Shelby has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Shelby experienced 98 violent crimes and 690 non-violent crimes. When comparing Shelby to the national average of 739.02, Shelby is lower by 49.37% than the national average.