Columbia County had 3,779 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,747.50 per 100.000 population which is by 136.46% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 199 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 Columbia is larceny/theft - 511 arrests followed by burglary - 451 and aggravated assault - 159 arrests.
Violent crime in Columbia County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with 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 185.32% 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.
This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Columbia by race is the following: 56% of crimes were committed by the white races, 38.7% by African Americans, and 5.3% by hispanic.