The county of Houston had 181 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 663.88 per 100,000 residents. This is 10.17% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 12 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Houston also processed 42 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Chester and Hamilton, Houston is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Houston is larceny/theft totaling 26, followed by aggravated assault, and then burglary.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Houston County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Houston tallied 12 violent crimes and 42 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Houston is lower by 10.17% than the national average.