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Cleveland County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 663 total crimes reported in Cleveland County, Arkansas (20 of them violent). Of the 133 crimes that occur a year in Cleveland County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Cleveland County, Arkansas 133 times a year. This includes 2 murders, 2 rapes, and more than three hundred thefts (including 47 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Cleveland County, Arkansas (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Cleveland County, Arkansas for 5 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Cleveland County increased by 24 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 5 years in Cleveland County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two hundred for Cleveland County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Cleveland County, Arkansas (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 counties like Cleveland County, Arkansas (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

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