The county of Harris had 160,879 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,130.48 per 100,000 residents. This is 52.97% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 8,994 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Harris also processed 42,894 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Atascosa and Austin, Harris is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Harris is larceny/theft totaling 29,396, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Harris County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Harris tallied 8,994 violent crimes and 42,894 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Harris is higher by 52.97% than the national average.
The majority of arrests made in Harris are between the ages of 21-30. The age group committing the fewest number of crimes is between the ages of 71-80.