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Van Buren County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,041 total crimes reported in Van Buren County, Arkansas (79 of them violent). Of the 149 crimes that happen every year in Van Buren County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Van Buren County, Arkansas 149 times a year. This includes 1 murder, 7 rapes, and greater than seven hundred thefts (including 78 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Van Buren County, Arkansas (2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2001, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Van Buren County, Arkansas for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Van Buren County has grown by 37%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 88%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 7 years in Van Buren County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost three hundred for Van Buren County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Van Buren County, Arkansas (2002-2008)

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 counties like Van Buren County, Arkansas (2002-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Van Buren County, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Van Buren County conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.