RecordsPedia Public Records

Bentonville, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 8,276 total crimes reported in Bentonville, Arkansas (535 of them violent). Of the 920 crimes that take place per year in Bentonville, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Bentonville, Arkansas every 9 hours. This includes 4 murders, 145 rapes, and at least six thousand thefts (including 294 car thefts).

Total Crime in Bentonville, Arkansas (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Bentonville, Arkansas for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Bentonville has been reduced by 48%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 32%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 9 years in Bentonville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to eight hundred for Bentonville, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Bentonville, Arkansas (2000-2008)

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 cities like Bentonville, Arkansas (2000-2008)

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.

Texarkana, Arkansas Crime Statistics West Memphis, Arkansas Crime Statistics Benton, Arkansas Crime Statistics Jacksonville, Arkansas Crime Statistics Searcy, Arkansas Crime Statistics Russellville, Arkansas Crime Statistics Van Buren, Arkansas Crime Statistics Paragould, Arkansas Crime Statistics Sherwood, Arkansas Crime Statistics Bentonville, Arkansas Crime Statistics

Crime Data Information

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

  • Complete arson figures for 2000 for Alabama, Arkansas, and Massachusetts were not available.
  • In 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
  • In 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.