This page contains crime numbers for Sharp County, Arkansas. You can take a look at the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime figures over time, and see how Sharp County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Sharp County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,287 total crimes reported in Sharp County, Arkansas (99 of them violent). Of the 161 crimes that happen every year in Sharp County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sharp County, Arkansas 161 times a year. This includes 3 murders, 17 rapes, and greater than seven hundred thefts (including 49 auto thefts).
Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Sharp County, Arkansas for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Sharp County has grown by 49%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 40%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 8 years in Sharp County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than two hundred for Sharp County, Arkansas in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Sharp 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 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexatioins, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.