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Hope, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 5,339 total crimes reported in Hope, Arkansas (588 of them violent). Of the 763 crimes that occur a year in Hope, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hope, Arkansas every 11 hours. This includes 7 murders, 57 rapes, and more than three thousand thefts (including 225 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Hope, 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 Hope, Arkansas for 7 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Hope increased by 18 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 27 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 7 years in Hope. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than nine hundred for Hope, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hope, 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 cities like Hope, 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

Hope, 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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