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Crittenden County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 22,261 total crimes reported in Crittenden County, Arkansas (4,143 of them violent). Of the 2,226 crimes that happen every year in Crittenden County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Crittenden County, Arkansas every 3 hours. This includes 49 murders, 239 rapes, and almost eleven thousand thefts (including 1,446 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Crittenden County, Arkansas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Crittenden County has grown by 60%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 69%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Crittenden County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than four thousand for Crittenden County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Crittenden County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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 counties like Crittenden County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Crittenden 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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