Clay County had 419 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 1,501.03 per 100.000 population which is by 103.11% higher than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 16 were made for violent crime charges. Compared to neighboring county Aransas and county Atascosa it’s a more dangerous place to live in.
Currently, the most popular arrest in Clay is larceny/theft - 75 arrests followed by burglary - 43 and motor vehicle theft - 19 arrests.
Violent crime in Clay County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has increased 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 55.96% higher.