The county of Newton had 244 arrests during the past three years. For 2017, the arrest rate was 635.58 per 100,000 residents. This is 14% lower than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 people. Of the total arrests, 10 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. Newton also processed 79 arrests for property crimes during the same year. Compared to Austin and Bell, Newton is a more dangerous place to live.
The most popular crime committed in Newton is larceny/theft totaling 35, followed by burglary, and then aggravated assault.
Violent crimes include murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. Newton County has a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Newton tallied 10 violent crimes and 79 non-violent crimes. When compared to the national average of 739.02, Newton is lower by 14% than the national average.