Ruston has a population of 22,438. During the past three years, Ruston saw 2,399 arrests. For 2017, the Ruston's arrest rate totaled 375.70 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 18.69% makes Ruston higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 123 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Ruston also totaled 720 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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Overall, Ruston had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Ruston averaged 123 violent crimes and 720 non-violent crimes.
The city of Ruston experienced 1,005 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 9 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 42 was for legacy rape and 3 was for revised rape. The robbery total was 198, and the aggravated assault total was 753.