Columbia County had 263 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2016 the arrest rate was 236.29 per 100.000 population which is by 68.03% lower than the National average of 739.12 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2016 arrests 18 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Benton and county Multnomah it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Columbia is burglary - 53 arrests followed by larceny/theft - 35 and aggravated assault - 14 arrests.
Violent crime in Columbia County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 99.56 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 64.4% lower.
Most of the county arrests fall into 31-40 age group whereas the least arrests are seen between people who are 71-80 years old.