This page contains crime rates for Union County, Arkansas. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Union County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Union County, Arkansas, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 1999 and 2008 there were 16,445 total crimes reported in Union County, Arkansas (2,159 of them violent). Of the 1,645 crimes that take place per year in Union County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Union County, Arkansas every 5 hours. This includes 35 murders, 77 rapes, and at least nine thousand thefts (including 915 car thefts).
In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Union County, Arkansas for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Union County has risen by 14%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 22%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Union County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two thousand for Union County, Arkansas in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Union 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.