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Hot Springs, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 36,914 total crimes reported in Hot Springs, Arkansas (3,411 of them violent). Of the 4,614 crimes that transpire each year in Hot Springs, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Hot Springs, Arkansas 13 times each day. This includes 32 murders, 155 rapes, and close to twenty-six thousand thefts (including 1,774 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Hot Springs, 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Hot Springs, Arkansas for 8 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Hot Springs has climbed by 18 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 50 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 8 years in Hot Springs. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over five thousand for Hot Springs, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Hot Springs, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2003-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Hot Springs, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2003-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Hot Springs, 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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