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Van Buren, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,664 total crimes reported in Van Buren, Arkansas (575 of them violent). Of the 866 crimes that occur a year in Van Buren, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Van Buren, Arkansas every 10 hours. This includes 4 murders, 76 rapes, and more than six thousand thefts (including 354 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Van Buren, Arkansas for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Van Buren increased by 12 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 7 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 10 years in Van Buren. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly one thousand for Van Buren, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Van Buren, Arkansas (1999-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Van Buren, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

Van Buren, Arkansas law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • Complete arson figures for 2000 for Alabama, Arkansas, and Massachusetts were not available.
  • In 2003, due to changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
  • 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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