Ellis County had 238 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 287.27 per 100.000 population which is by 61.13% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 21 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Harvey and county Johnson it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Ellis is burglary - 28 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 28 and aggravated assault - 18 arrests.
Violent crime in Ellis County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased but not 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 27.79% lower.
Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 61-70 years old.
This year misdemeanor crime rate breakdown in Ellis by race is the following: 50% of crimes were committed by African Americans, and 50% by the white races.