Escambia County had 30,807 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 2,993.46 per 100.000 population which is by 305.06% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 1,400 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 Escambia is larceny/theft - 5,879 arrests followed by burglary - 1,692 and aggravated assault - 969 arrests.
Violent crime in Escambia County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased 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 341.33% 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 Escambia by race is the following: 55.2% of crimes were committed by the white races, and 44.8% by African Americans.