Putnam amassed 736 arrests over the past three years. During 2011, Putnam’s arrest rate was 572.53 per 100,000 residents. The county of Putnam is 37.85% lower than the national average of 921.16 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 16 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Putnam also experienced 201 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Allen and Boone, Putnam is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Putnam, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 90 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Putnam, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.
In Putnam, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Putnam has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2011, Putnam experienced 16 violent crimes and 201 non-violent crimes. When comparing Putnam to the national average of 921.16, Putnam is lower by 37.85% than the national average.