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Ashley County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Ashley County, Arkansas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Ashley County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Ashley County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,009 total crimes reported in Ashley County, Arkansas (325 of them violent). Of the 430 crimes that take place per year in Ashley County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ashley County, Arkansas every 20 hours. This includes 3 murders, 39 rapes, and just about two thousand thefts (including 94 car thefts).

Total Crime in Ashley County, Arkansas (2001, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Ashley County, Arkansas for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Ashley County has risen by 85%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 79%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 7 years in Ashley County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least seven hundred for Ashley County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Ashley County, Arkansas (2001, 2003-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Ashley County, Arkansas (2001, 2003-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Ashley County, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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