The county of Newton had 20 arrests during the past three years. For 2012, the arrest rate was 149.43 per 100,000 residents. This is 83.61% lower than the national average of 911.80 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 0 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Newton also processed 5 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Tippah and Tishomingo, Newton is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Newton is burglary totaling 4, followed by motor vehicle theft, and then murder and non negligent manslaughter.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Newton County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2012, Newton tallied 0 violent crimes and 5 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 911.80, Newton is lower by 83.61% than the national average.