This page contains crime rates for Clay County, Arkansas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Clay County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Clay County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,260 total crimes reported in Clay County, Arkansas (164 of them violent). Of the 158 crimes that take place per year in Clay County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Clay County, Arkansas 158 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 23 rapes, and at least seven hundred thefts (including 42 car thefts).
In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Clay County, Arkansas for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Clay County has been reduced by 118%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 38%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 8 years in Clay County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one hundred for Clay County, Arkansas in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Clay 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 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexatioins, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.