This webpage contains crime data for Craighead County, Arkansas. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Craighead County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Craighead County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 30,882 total crimes reported in Craighead County, Arkansas (2,705 of them violent). Of the 3,431 crimes that transpire each year in Craighead County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Craighead County, Arkansas every 2 hours. This includes 25 murders, 217 rapes, and over nineteen thousand thefts (including 1,390 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Craighead County, Arkansas for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Craighead County has climbed by 33 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 39 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Craighead County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over four thousand for Craighead County, Arkansas in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Craighead 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.