The county of Jefferson had 1,448 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 712.69 per 100,000 residents. This is 3.56% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 71 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Jefferson also processed 428 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Craighead, Jefferson is a more dangerous place to live.
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The most popular crime committed in Jefferson is larceny/theft totaling 208, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Jefferson County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Jefferson tallied 71 violent crimes and 428 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Jefferson is lower by 3.56% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Jefferson are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.