The county of Hempstead had 699 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,019.39 per 100,000 residents. This is 37.94% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 35 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Hempstead also processed 189 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Craighead, Hempstead is a more dangerous place to live.
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The most popular crime committed in Hempstead is larceny/theft totaling 104, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Hempstead County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Hempstead tallied 35 violent crimes and 189 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Hempstead is higher by 37.94% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Hempstead are between the ages of 31-40. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 51-60.