Austin County had 451 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 507.43 per 100.000 population which is by 31.34% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 13 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Bell and county Bexar it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Austin is larceny/theft - 64 arrests followed by burglary - 45 and motor vehicle theft - 29 arrests.
Violent crime in Austin County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased along with the non-violent crime rate. Compared to the national average of - 100.65 per 100.000 people the overall violent crime rate for the county is by 56.6% lower.