The county of Jay had 230 arrests during the past three years. For 2016, the arrest rate was 294.59 per 100,000 residents. This is 60.14% lower than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 5 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Jay also processed 57 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Allen and Lake, Jay is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Jay is larceny/theft totaling 43, followed by motor vehicle theft, and then burglary.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Jay County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, Jay tallied 5 violent crimes and 57 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.12, Jay is lower by 60.14% than the national average.