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Newport, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 2,708 total crimes reported in Newport, Arkansas (229 of them violent). Of the 451 crimes that take place per year in Newport, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Newport, Arkansas every 19 hours. This includes 3 murders, 26 rapes, and just about two thousand thefts (including 137 car thefts).

Total Crime in Newport, Arkansas (2001-2003, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2004 or 2005, 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 Newport, Arkansas for 6 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Newport has risen by 39%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 45%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 6 years in Newport. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least six hundred for Newport, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Newport, Arkansas (2001-2003, 2006-2008)

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 cities like Newport, Arkansas (2001-2003, 2006-2008)

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

Newport, 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 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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