Lawrence County, MO Arrest Records

Lawrence County, MO is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.56 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Jefferson, Scott, Stone, Callaway, Washington counties in Missouri.
Lawrence County, MO property crime rate is 5.73 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 122 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 34.76% compared to 2015.

Lawrence County, MO Crime Rate

Total arrests in Lawrence County in 2016 decreased by 33.81% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 66 to 60 while non-violent crime decreased by 38.38% from 357 to 220.

5 Crimes In Lawrence County, MO in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 122
Burglary 94
Aggravated assault 50
Revised rape 7
Motor vehicle theft 4

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Lawrence County decreased by 9.09% from 2015 and increased by 7.14% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 56 to 60. In 2016 violent crime rate in Lawrence County was 66.69% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.156%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Lawrence County decreased by 38.38% from 2015 and decreased by 46.99% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 415 to 220. In 2016 property crime rate in Lawrence County was 79.83% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.573%.

How Lawrence stands up against other counties

Lawrence vs. Webster

You’ll be in more risk in Lawrence compared to Webster county that had 3.95% lower crime rate compared to Lawrence county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0261 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.0262 in Webster county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.1042 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.5511 in Webster county.

Lawrence vs. Scott

You’ll be in more safety in Lawrence compared to Scott county that had 35.85% higher crime rate compared to Lawrence county according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.0261 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Scott county.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.1042 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.3355 in Scott county.

Names with the most arrests in Lawrence

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Lawrence, Missouri, the most crimes, that's 35.76% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Lawrence County is 0.78% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 2 daily crimes that occur in Lawrence County.
  • Lawrence, MO is more violent than Webster.
  • In Lawrence County you have a 1 in 137 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Lawrence, MO have decreased by 33.81%.

5 Latest Arrests and Mugshots from Lawrence, MO

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  • Arrest Date: 08-16-2019 02:25:00
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  • Summary: On August 16, 2019, Louis Anthony Mealer, 57, was arrested by police near Lawrence, Missouri and charged with STATUTORY SODOMY OR ATTEMPTED STATUTORY SODOMY - D, CHILD MOLESTATION - 2ND DEGREE -CHILD LESS THAN 12, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD CREATING SUBSTA, INCEST. STATUTORY SODOMY OR ATTEMPTED STATUTORY SODOMY - D, CHILD MOLESTATION - 2ND DEGREE -CHILD LESS THAN 12, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD CREATING SUBSTA, INCEST, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Mealer’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: Lawrence County Law Enforcement
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  • Arrest Date: 08-15-2019 10:10:00
  • Age: 47
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  • Summary: 47-year-old Michael Robert Forrest was arrested in Lawrence, Missouri for NON-SUPPORT, HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY on August 15, 2019. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Lawrence County Law Enforcement and others with information about this arrest and related court dates can be contacted for updated information on this arrest.
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  • Arrest Date: 08-13-2019 09:46:00
  • Age: 28
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  • Summary: Arrested on charges of POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA/SYNTHETIC CANNABINOID OF 1, POSSESSION OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE EXCEPT 35 GRAMS, UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA - PRIOR on August 13, 2019 was Chloe Lanai Wheeler. The 28-year-old Wheeler was arrested by Lawrence County Law Enforcement. Bond was set at unknown amount for the charge because Wheeler is presumed innocent until proven guilty. Police agencies listed here may assist with more information including court dates: Lawrence County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 08-13-2019 10:54:00
  • Age: 33
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  • Summary: Lawrence County Law Enforcement arrested 33-year-old Christopher Sean Tygart on August 13, 2019. The charge against Tygart is OPERATE MOTOR VEHICLE ON HIGHWAY WHILE DRIVER LICE.  Tygart and all others arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty. To get more information about this arrest, contact one of the local police agencies below: Lawrence County Law Enforcement.
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  • Arrest Date: 08-13-2019 12:06:00
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  • Summary: On August 13, 2019, Lacy Jo Jarrett, 40, was arrested by police near Lawrence, Missouri and charged with DRIVING WHILE REVOKED/SUSPENDED, HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY. DRIVING WHILE REVOKED/SUSPENDED, HOLD FOR OTHER AGENCY, but all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty. It is possible to find out more about Jarrett’s status, including court dates, by contacting one of the local agencies listed below: Lawrence County Law Enforcement