The city of Newton, with a total population of 13,059, experienced 1,483 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 345.36 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 9.1% difference making Newton higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 0 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Newton also handled 451 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Conover and Hickory, Newton is a safer place to live.
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Most of the city arrests fall into 31-40 age group - 37.4%, the least crimes have committed people between 81-90 - 0.2%.
The city of Newton experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Newton totaled 0 violent crimes and 451 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Newton experienced 358 violent crimes. Of those, 2 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, 14 were for revised rape, another 16 were for legacy rape, 98 were for robbery, and 274 were for aggravated assault.