Dekalb County had 136 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 325.06 per 100.000 population which is by 56.01% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 7 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Buchanan and county Clay it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Dekalb is larceny/theft - 19 arrests followed by burglary - 10 and aggravated assault - 6 arrests.
Violent crime in Dekalb 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 - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 44.86% lower.