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Union County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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.

Total Crime

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).

Crime Trends

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 Trends in Union County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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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.
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