The county of Newton had 291 arrests during the past three years. For 2016, the arrest rate was 1,461.69 per 100,000 residents. This is 97.76% higher than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 26 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Newton also processed 90 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Cleveland, Newton is a more dangerous place to live.
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The most popular crime committed in Newton is larceny/theft totaling 49, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Newton County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, Newton tallied 26 violent crimes and 90 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.12, Newton is higher by 97.76% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Newton are between the ages of 31-40. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 41-50.