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Poinsett County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 6,867 total crimes reported in Poinsett County, Arkansas (836 of them violent). Of the 858 crimes that happen every year in Poinsett County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Poinsett County, Arkansas every 10 hours. This includes 7 murders, 73 rapes, and almost four thousand thefts (including 278 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Poinsett County, Arkansas (2001-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Poinsett County, Arkansas for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Poinsett County has lessened by 6%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 7%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Poinsett County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost nine hundred for Poinsett County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Poinsett County, Arkansas (2001-2008)

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 Poinsett County, Arkansas (2001-2008)

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

Poinsett County, 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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