The city of New Athens, with a total population of 1,914, experienced 64 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 141.07 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 55.44% difference making New Athens lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 3 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of New Athens also handled 24 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Freeburg and Lebanon, New Athens is a more dangerous place to live.
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The city of New Athens experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, New Athens totaled 3 violent crimes and 24 non-violent crimes.
During 2010-2017, New Athens experienced 11 violent crimes. Of those, another 3 were for legacy rape, 1 were for robbery, and 7 were for aggravated assault.