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Sebastian County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 69,768 total crimes reported in Sebastian County, Arkansas (7,549 of them violent). Of the 6,977 crimes that transpire each year in Sebastian County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sebastian County, Arkansas 20 times each day. This includes 61 murders, 777 rapes, and over fifty thousand thefts (including 3,658 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Sebastian County, Arkansas for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Sebastian County has climbed by 18 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 41 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Sebastian County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over seven thousand for Sebastian County, Arkansas in 2009.

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

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 counties like Sebastian County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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

Sebastian 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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