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Ouachita County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 7,766 total crimes reported in Ouachita County, Arkansas (741 of them violent). Of the 863 crimes that happen every year in Ouachita County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Ouachita County, Arkansas every 10 hours. This includes 18 murders, 78 rapes, and greater than five thousand thefts (including 299 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Ouachita County, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2002, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Ouachita County, Arkansas for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Ouachita County has grown by 15%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 9 years in Ouachita County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Ouachita County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends Ouachita County, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Ouachita County, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Ouachita County, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Ouachita County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.