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Forrest City, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 12,035 total crimes reported in Forrest City, Arkansas (1,738 of them violent). Of the 1,337 crimes that happen every year in Forrest City, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Forrest City, Arkansas every 6 hours. This includes 12 murders, 47 rapes, and greater than eight thousand thefts (including 444 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Forrest City, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2002, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Forrest City, Arkansas for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Forrest City has lessened by 37%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 123%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight reduction in crime over the last 9 years in Forrest City. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Forrest City, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Forrest City, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

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 cities like Forrest City, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Forrest City, 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.
  • 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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