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Little Rock, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 189,896 total crimes reported in Little Rock, Arkansas (25,882 of them violent). Of the 18,990 crimes that occur a year in Little Rock, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Little Rock, Arkansas every 27 minutes. This includes 410 murders, 1,228 rapes, and more than one hundred and twenty-four thousand thefts (including 12,711 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Little Rock, Arkansas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Little Rock has not changed. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 22 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Little Rock. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly twenty thousand for Little Rock, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Little Rock, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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 Little Rock, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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

Little Rock, 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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