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Independence County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2004 and 2008 there were 6,158 total crimes reported in Independence County, Arkansas (360 of them violent). Of the 1,232 crimes that happen every year in Independence County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Independence County, Arkansas every 7 hours. This includes 7 murders, 43 rapes, and greater than four thousand thefts (including 418 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Independence County, Arkansas (2004-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 or 2003, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Independence County, Arkansas for 5 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Independence County has grown by 15%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 81%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 5 years in Independence County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Independence County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Independence County, Arkansas (2004-2008)

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 counties like Independence County, Arkansas (2004-2008)

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

Independence County, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
  • In 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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