The county of Howard had 173 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 373.78 per 100,000 residents. This is 49.42% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 8 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Howard also processed 42 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Craighead, Howard is a more dangerous place to live.
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The most popular crime committed in Howard is burglary totaling 30, followed by larceny/theft, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Howard County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Howard tallied 8 violent crimes and 42 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Howard is lower by 49.42% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Howard are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 61-70.