Gaines County had 294 arrests for the last 3 years, in 2017 the arrest rate was 439.50 per 100.000 population which is by 40.53% lower than the National average of 739.02 per 100.000 inhabitants. Among the 2017 arrests 6 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 Gaines is larceny/theft - 45 arrests followed by burglary - 24 and motor vehicle theft - 15 arrests.
Violent crime in Gaines County is considered rape and sexual assault, robbery, and assault. For the recent years the violent crime rate has decreased but not 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 70.89% lower.