Clay County had 10,968 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,683.54 per 100.000 population which is by 127.81% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 514 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Alachua and county Baker it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Clay is larceny/theft - 2,290 arrests followed by burglary - 543 and aggravated assault - 351 arrests.
Violent crime in Clay County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 145.16% higher.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.