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Hempstead County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,951 total crimes reported in Hempstead County, Arkansas (678 of them violent). Of the 850 crimes that occur a year in Hempstead County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hempstead County, Arkansas every 10 hours. This includes 10 murders, 70 rapes, and nearly four thousand thefts (including 288 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Hempstead County, Arkansas (2000-2001, 2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Hempstead County, Arkansas for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hempstead County increased by 38 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 45 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 7 years in Hempstead County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than one thousand for Hempstead County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends Hempstead County, Arkansas (2000-2001, 2004-2008)

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 Hempstead County, Arkansas (2000-2001, 2004-2008)

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

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