Putnam amassed 950 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Putnam’s arrest rate was 286.15 per 100,000 residents. The county of Putnam is 61.28% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 19 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Putnam also experienced 264 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Albany and Broome, Putnam is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Putnam, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 211 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Putnam, is burglary, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Putnam, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Putnam has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Putnam experienced 19 violent crimes and 264 non-violent crimes. When comparing Putnam to the national average of 739.02, Putnam is lower by 61.28% than the national average.