The county of Matagorda had 1,115 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 1,013.80 per 100,000 residents. This is 37.18% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 71 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Matagorda also processed 306 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Austin and Bell, Matagorda is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Matagorda is larceny/theft totaling 220, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Matagorda County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Matagorda tallied 71 violent crimes and 306 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Matagorda is higher by 37.18% than the national average.