Sumter amassed 261 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Sumter’s arrest rate was 575.15 per 100,000 residents. The county of Sumter is 22.17% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 15 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Sumter also experienced 60 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Baldwin and Bibb, Sumter is a more dangerous place to reside.
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In Sumter, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 26 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Sumter, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Sumter, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Sumter has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Sumter experienced 15 violent crimes and 60 non-violent crimes. When comparing Sumter to the national average of 739.02, Sumter is lower by 22.17% than the national average.