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Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 1,177,871 total crimes reported in Arkansas (132,157 of them violent). Of the 117,787 crimes that take place per year in Arkansas, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Arkansas every 4 minutes. This includes 1,695 murders, 10,437 rapes, and at least seven hundred and seventy-four thousand thefts (including 68,498 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Arkansas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Arkansas has risen by 17%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 25%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Arkansas. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about one hundred and thirty-three thousand for Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Arkansas (1999-2008)

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 states like Arkansas (1999-2008)

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.

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Crime Data Information

Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Arkansas conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.