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Pope County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 13,911 total crimes reported in Pope County, Arkansas (1,163 of them violent). Of the 1,391 crimes that happen every year in Pope County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pope County, Arkansas every 6 hours. This includes 5 murders, 169 rapes, and greater than ten thousand thefts (including 690 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Pope County, Arkansas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Pope County has grown by 27%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 43%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Pope County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost two thousand for Pope County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Pope County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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 Pope County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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