Upshur amassed 1,313 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Upshur’s arrest rate was 1,027.61 per 100,000 residents. The county of Upshur is 39.05% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 101 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Upshur also experienced 320 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Austin and Bell, Upshur is a more dangerous place to reside.
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In Upshur, the most common crime is burglary which accounts for 167 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Upshur, is larceny/theft, and the third most common is aggravated assault.
In Upshur, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Upshur has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Upshur experienced 101 violent crimes and 320 non-violent crimes. When comparing Upshur to the national average of 739.02, Upshur is higher by 39.05% than the national average.