This webpage contains crime data for Jefferson County, Arkansas. You can look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime rates over time, and see how Jefferson County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records links for Jefferson County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 53,106 total crimes reported in Jefferson County, Arkansas (7,917 of them violent). Of the 5,901 crimes that transpire each year in Jefferson County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jefferson County, Arkansas 17 times each day. This includes 129 murders, 472 rapes, and close to thirty thousand thefts (including 4,003 automobile thefts).
Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Jefferson County, Arkansas for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Jefferson County has climbed by 21 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 22 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Jefferson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over six thousand for Jefferson County, Arkansas in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Jefferson 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.