The county of Jasper had 1,680 arrests during the past three years. For 2016, the arrest rate was 1,907.61 per 100,000 residents. This is 158.09% higher than the national average of 739.12 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 40 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Jasper also processed 503 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Beaufort and Berkeley, Jasper is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Jasper is larceny/theft totaling 311, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Jasper County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, Jasper tallied 40 violent crimes and 503 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.12, Jasper is higher by 158.09% than the national average.