The county of Hardee had 1,049 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,253.66 per 100,000 residents. This is 69.64% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 49 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Hardee also processed 294 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Alachua and Brevard, Hardee is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Hardee is larceny/theft totaling 177, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Hardee County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Hardee tallied 49 violent crimes and 294 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Hardee is higher by 69.64% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Hardee are between the ages of 31-40. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.