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Fayetteville, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 28,801 total crimes reported in Fayetteville, Arkansas (2,432 of them violent). Of the 3,200 crimes that take place per year in Fayetteville, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fayetteville, Arkansas every 2 hours. This includes 13 murders, 338 rapes, and at least twenty-two thousand thefts (including 1,222 car thefts).

Total Crime in Fayetteville, Arkansas (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2004, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Fayetteville, Arkansas for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Fayetteville has risen by 7%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 43%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 9 years in Fayetteville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about four thousand for Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fayetteville, Arkansas (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

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 cities like Fayetteville, Arkansas (1999-2003, 2005-2008)

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • Complete arson figures for 2000 for Alabama, Arkansas, and Massachusetts were not available.
  • In 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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