Buchanan County had 725 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 317.08 per 100.000 population which is by 57.1% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 26 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Clay and county Moniteau it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Buchanan is larceny/theft - 159 arrests followed by burglary - 64 and motor vehicle theft - 33 arrests.
Violent crime in Buchanan County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 70.95% lower.
Most of the county arrests fall into 21-30 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 61-70 years old.