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Paragould, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 9,423 total crimes reported in Paragould, Arkansas (531 of them violent). Of the 1,178 crimes that take place per year in Paragould, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Paragould, Arkansas every 7 hours. This includes 1 murder, 73 rapes, and just about seven thousand thefts (including 662 car thefts).

Total Crime in Paragould, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003, 2005-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2002 or 2004, 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 Paragould, Arkansas for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Paragould has risen by 73%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 78%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Paragould. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least two thousand for Paragould, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends Paragould, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003, 2005-2008)

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 Paragould, Arkansas (1999-2001, 2003, 2005-2008)

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

Paragould, 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.
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