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Lafayette County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2007 there were 94 total crimes reported in Lafayette County, Arkansas (8 of them violent). Of the 47 crimes that take place per year in Lafayette County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lafayette County, Arkansas 47 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 1 rape, and ten thefts (including 4 car thefts).

Total Crime in Lafayette County, Arkansas (2003, 2007)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Lafayette County, Arkansas for 2 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Lafayette County has risen by 55%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 40%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over these years in Lafayette County.

Crime Trends in Lafayette County, Arkansas (2003, 2007)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Lafayette County, Arkansas (2003, 2007)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Lafayette 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 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexatioins, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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