The county of Mercer had 61 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 405.52 per 100,000 residents. This is 45.13% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 3 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Mercer also processed 12 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Buchanan and Cass, Mercer is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Mercer is larceny/theft totaling 5, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Mercer County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Mercer tallied 3 violent crimes and 12 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Mercer is lower by 45.13% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Mercer are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 51-60.