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Pine Bluff, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 48,733 total crimes reported in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (7,439 of them violent). Of the 5,415 crimes that transpire each year in Pine Bluff, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pine Bluff, Arkansas 15 times each day. This includes 116 murders, 436 rapes, and close to twenty-eight thousand thefts (including 3,675 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2001, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Pine Bluff, Arkansas for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Pine Bluff has climbed by 10 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 37 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 9 years in Pine Bluff. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to five thousand for Pine Bluff, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1999-2000, 2002-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Pine Bluff, 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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