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Garland County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 47,182 total crimes reported in Garland County, Arkansas (3,857 of them violent). Of the 5,898 crimes that occur a year in Garland County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Garland County, Arkansas 17 times a day. This includes 43 murders, 235 rapes, and nearly thirty-two thousand thefts (including 2,550 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Garland County, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Garland County, Arkansas for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Garland County increased by 49 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 60 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Garland County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than eight thousand for Garland County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Garland County, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2003-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Garland County, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2003-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Garland County, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Garland County 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.