The county of Lee had 2,060 arrests during the past three years. For 2015, the arrest rate was 868.75 per 100,000 residents. This is 17.75% higher than the national average of 737.78 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 26 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lee also processed 715 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Desoto and Forrest, Lee is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Lee is larceny/theft totaling 461, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lee County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2015, Lee tallied 26 violent crimes and 715 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 737.78, Lee is higher by 17.75% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Lee are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.
Most of the felonies committed in Lee, 79.3%, are perpetrated by males. The remainder of 20.7% is committed by females.
Misdemeanors crime rates by race for Lee are as follows: 47.8% of the crimes were committed by Asians, 40.7% by African Americans, and the remaining crimes 11.5% were committed by Hispanic people.