The county of Houston had 441 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 597.70 per 100,000 residents. This is 19.12% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 5 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Houston also processed 131 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Austin and Bell, Houston is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Houston is larceny/theft totaling 62, followed by burglary, and then motor vehicle theft.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Houston County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Houston tallied 5 violent crimes and 131 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Houston is lower by 19.12% than the national average.