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Searcy, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,860 total crimes reported in Searcy, Arkansas (992 of them violent). Of the 1,086 crimes that happen every year in Searcy, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Searcy, Arkansas every 8 hours. This includes 8 murders, 55 rapes, and almost nine thousand thefts (including 425 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Searcy, Arkansas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Searcy has grown by 23%. During the same interval, violent crime decreased by 144%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Searcy. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for Searcy, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Searcy, 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 cities like Searcy, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Searcy, 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.
  • 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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