The county of Lamar had 809 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 502.10 per 100,000 residents. This is 32.06% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 29 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Lamar also processed 221 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Bell and Bexar, Lamar is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Lamar is larceny/theft totaling 129, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Lamar County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Lamar tallied 29 violent crimes and 221 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Lamar is lower by 32.06% than the national average.