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Barling, Arkansas Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Barling, Arkansas. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Barling compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Barling, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 548 total crimes reported in Barling, Arkansas (60 of them violent). Of the 91 crimes that occur a year in Barling, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Barling, Arkansas 91 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 11 rapes, and nearly four hundred thefts (including 22 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Barling, Arkansas (2001, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Barling, Arkansas for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Barling decreased by 32 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 62 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 6 years in Barling. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eighty for Barling, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Barling, Arkansas (2001, 2004-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Barling, Arkansas (2001, 2004-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Barling, 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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