The county of Lawrence had 251 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 436.21 per 100,000 residents. This is 40.97% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 12 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lawrence also processed 61 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Craighead, Lawrence is a more dangerous place to live.
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The most popular crime committed in Lawrence is larceny/theft totaling 42, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lawrence County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Lawrence tallied 12 violent crimes and 61 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Lawrence is lower by 40.97% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Lawrence are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 61-70.