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Mena, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2003 and 2008 there were 894 total crimes reported in Mena, Arkansas (52 of them violent). Of the 149 crimes that occur a year in Mena, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mena, Arkansas 149 times a year.

Total Crime in Mena, Arkansas (2003-2008)

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

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Mena, Arkansas for 6 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Mena increased by 63 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 71 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 6 years in Mena. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than two hundred for Mena, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mena, Arkansas (2003-2008)

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 Mena, Arkansas (2003-2008)

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

Mena, 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, 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.
  • 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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