Compared to the other cities in Arkansas and cities in all other U.S. states, how safe is Newport, AR? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Newport, AR has been ranked safer than 5% of other cities in the state of Arkansas. In addition, Newport, AR is safer than 3% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Arkansas and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Newport, AR. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Newport, AR is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.