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Washington County, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 56,043 total crimes reported in Washington County, Arkansas (5,297 of them violent). Of the 5,604 crimes that happen every year in Washington County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Washington County, Arkansas 16 times every day. This includes 34 murders, 833 rapes, and greater than forty-one thousand thefts (including 2,874 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Washington County, Arkansas for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Washington County has grown by 35%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 59%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in Washington County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost eight thousand for Washington County, Arkansas in 2009.

Crime Trends in Washington County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

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 Washington County, Arkansas (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Washington 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 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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