The county of Independence had 2,175 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,756.89 per 100,000 residents. This is 137.73% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 176 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Independence also processed 477 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Cleveland, Independence is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Independence is larceny/theft totaling 242, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Independence County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Independence tallied 176 violent crimes and 477 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Independence is higher by 137.73% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Independence are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 51-60.