The city of Laurel, with a total population of 25,997, experienced 3,195 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 418.89 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 32.33% difference making Laurel higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 159 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Laurel also handled 930 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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The city of Laurel experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Laurel totaled 159 violent crimes and 930 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Laurel experienced 1,639 violent crimes. Of those, 7 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 8 were for revised rape, another 37 were for legacy rape, 654 were for robbery, and 933 were for aggravated assault.