The county of Josephine had 1,702 arrests during the past three years. For 2016, the arrest rate was 473.79 per 100,000 residents. This is 35.9% lower than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 35 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Josephine also processed 372 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Benton and Columbia, Josephine is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Josephine is motor vehicle theft totaling 127, followed by burglary, and then larceny/theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Josephine County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, Josephine tallied 35 violent crimes and 372 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.12, Josephine is lower by 35.9% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Josephine are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.
Most of the felonies committed in Josephine, 76.1%, are perpetrated by males. The remainder of 23.9% is committed by females.
Misdemeanors crime rates by race for Josephine are as follows: 90.6% of the crimes were committed by White, 5.8% by African Americans, and the remaining crimes 3.7% were committed by Asians.