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.
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).
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 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.