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Desha County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 3,044 total crimes reported in Desha County, Arkansas (505 of them violent). Of the 381 crimes that happen every year in Desha County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Desha County, Arkansas every 22 hours. This includes 8 murders, 23 rapes, and almost two thousand thefts (including 104 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Desha County, Arkansas (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Desha County, Arkansas for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Desha County has lessened by 193%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 343%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic reduction in crime over the last 8 years in Desha County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Desha County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Desha County, Arkansas (2001-2008)

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 Desha County, Arkansas (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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