Avoyelles County had 1,810 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,571.13 per 100.000 population which is by 112.60% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 206 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bossier and county Caddo it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Avoyelles is larceny/theft - 276 arrests followed by aggravated assault - 195 and burglary - 137 arrests.
Violent crime in Avoyelles 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 397.79% higher.