Bolivar County had 145 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2010 the arrest rate was 337.35 per 100.000 population which is by 64.99% lower than the National average of 963.54 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2010 arrests 18 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Pontotoc and county Sharkey it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Bolivar is burglary - 54 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 41 and aggravated assault - 7 arrests.
Violent crime in Bolivar County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 108.73 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 51.44% lower.