The county of Jefferson had 7,896 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,230.90 per 100,000 residents. This is 66.56% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 380 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Jefferson also processed 2,380 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Andrew and Bates, Jefferson is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Jefferson is larceny/theft totaling 1,538, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Jefferson County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Jefferson tallied 380 violent crimes and 2,380 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Jefferson is higher by 66.56% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Jefferson are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.