Ashley County had 713 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,259.03 per 100.000 population which is by 70.36% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 23 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Benton and county Craighead it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Ashley is larceny/theft - 158 arrests followed by burglary - 65 and aggravated assault - 20 arrests.
Violent crime in Ashley County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with 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 11.52% higher.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 61-70 years old.