The county of Jefferson had 172 arrests during the past three years. For 2013, the arrest rate was 625.17 per 100,000 residents. This is 24.55% lower than the national average of 828.55 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 5 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Jefferson also processed 42 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Dakota and Douglas, Jefferson is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Jefferson is larceny/theft totaling 30, 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 2013, Jefferson tallied 5 violent crimes and 42 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 828.55, Jefferson is lower by 24.55% than the national average.