Pierce amassed 29,701 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, Pierce’s arrest rate was 1,140.35 per 100,000 residents. The county of Pierce is 54.31% higher than the national average of 739.02 per 100,000 residents. During that same year, 1,255 arrests were for violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The county of Pierce also experienced 8,567 arrests for property crimes. When compared to Asotin and Benton, Pierce is a more dangerous place to reside.
In Pierce, the most common crime is larceny/theft which accounts for 5,119 of the arrests in a year. The second most common crime in Pierce, is burglary, and the third most common is motor vehicle theft.
In Pierce, the most violent crimes committed are murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. The county of Pierce has a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Pierce experienced 1,255 violent crimes and 8,567 non-violent crimes. When comparing Pierce to the national average of 739.02, Pierce is higher by 54.31% than the national average.