The county of Mellette had 48 arrests during the past three years. For 2015, the arrest rate was 780.49 per 100,000 residents. This is 5.79% higher than the national average of 737.78 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 2 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Mellette also processed 14 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Custer and Lincoln, Mellette is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Mellette is burglary totaling 6, followed by larceny/theft, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Mellette County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2015, Mellette tallied 2 violent crimes and 14 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 737.78, Mellette is higher by 5.79% than the national average.