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West Helena, Arkansas Crime Statistics

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

Population data are not available for West Helena, Arkansas, so we can't show you how West Helena ranks against other similar areas at this time. However, you can find crime statistics for other cities in Phillips County, the State of Arkansas, or you can look through the available public records resources by clicking the menu tab above.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2005 there were 1,466 total crimes reported in West Helena, Arkansas (182 of them violent). Of the 489 crimes that occur a year in West Helena, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in West Helena, Arkansas every 17 hours. This includes 2 murders, 21 rapes, and nearly seven hundred thefts (including 74 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in West Helena, Arkansas (2001, 2004-2005)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007 or 2008, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in West Helena, Arkansas for 3 years. Over that interval, reported crime in West Helena increased by 64 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 57 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over these years in West Helena.

Crime Trends in West Helena, Arkansas (2001, 2004-2005)

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 Data Information

West Helena, 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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