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Pulaski County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 292,027 total crimes reported in Pulaski County, Arkansas (37,087 of them violent). Of the 29,203 crimes that occur a year in Pulaski County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pulaski County, Arkansas every 17 minutes. This includes 553 murders, 1,957 rapes, and nearly one hundred and ninety-five thousand thefts (including 20,452 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Pulaski County, Arkansas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Pulaski County increased by 13 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 34 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Pulaski County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly thirty-four thousand for Pulaski County, Arkansas in 2009.

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

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

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Crime Data Information

Pulaski 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.
  • In 2008, because of changes in the state/local agency's reporting practices, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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