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Blytheville, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,517 total crimes reported in Blytheville, Arkansas (1,870 of them violent). Of the 1,835 crimes that happen every year in Blytheville, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Blytheville, Arkansas every 4 hours. This includes 34 murders, 116 rapes, and greater than ten thousand thefts (including 840 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Blytheville, Arkansas (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2003, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Blytheville, Arkansas for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Blytheville has lessened by 54%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 29%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 9 years in Blytheville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Blytheville, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Blytheville, Arkansas (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Blytheville, Arkansas (1999-2002, 2004-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Blytheville, 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, 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.

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