Forrest County had 1,514 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2015 the arrest rate was 653.31 per 100.000 population which is by 11.45% lower than the National average of 737.78 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2015 arrests 47 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Desoto and county Hinds it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Forrest is burglary - 214 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 208 and aggravated assault - 29 arrests.
Violent crime in Forrest 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 - 96.27 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 35.69% lower.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 81-90 years old.