Reported Annual Crime In West Memphis

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Memphis/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,796n/a (estimate)7,1223,7732,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Memphis/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a23.86.14.9
Rape36n/a142.864.838.6
Robbery75n/a297.470.4101.9
Assault306n/a1,213.4380.0237.8
Violent crime423n/a (estimate)1,677521373
Burglary367n/a1,455.3760.2491.4
Theft911n/a3,612.52,297.51,775.4
Vehicle theft95n/a376.7193.8220.2
Property crime1,373n/a (estimate)5,4453,2522,487
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in West Memphis, AR for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in West Memphis, AR is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall West Memphis, AR crime rates are 89% higher than in comparison to the Arkansas mean and are 149% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, West Memphis, AR has a rate that is 222% higher than the Arkansas average; compared to the United States, it is 350% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, West Memphis, AR is 67% higher than its state's mean, and 119% higher than the country's average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in West Memphis is 149% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 19.51 daily crimes that occur in West Memphis.
  • West Memphis is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In West Memphis you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in West Memphis has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In West Memphis (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in West Memphis, AR per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Arkansas and on a national scale. In West Memphis, AR the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.89 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.49 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in West Memphis, AR is 3.22 times more than the Arkansas average and 4.50 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, West Memphis, AR has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.67 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.19 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is West Memphis (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in West Memphis, AR compared to other areas of Arkansas, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that West Memphis, AR safer than 3% when compared to other Arkansas cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arkansas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than West Memphis, AR. At this time, West Memphis, AR sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Memphis

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Memphis is 1 in 60
The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Memphis is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in West Memphis is 1 in 15
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in West Memphis, AR? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in West Memphis, AR, then there is a 1 in 60 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 19. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 15 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Memphis, AR.

Year Over Year Crime In West Memphis (per 100,000 people)

An analysis of year to year crime rates in West Memphis, AR is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in West Memphis, AR has increased by 17%, the amount of property crime in West Memphis, AR has decreased by 6%, and the total amount of crime in West Memphis, AR has decreased by 1% year to year.

West Memphis police department

ItemWest MemphisArkansasNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)975,164556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.72.93.3
There are a total of 97 West Memphis police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.8% greater than the Arkansas average and 13.5% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Arkansas

StateTotal offendersArkansas /100KNational /100K
Arkansas7,221262222
There are a total of 7,221 sex offenders in Arkansas. This yields a total of 262 sex offenders in Arkansas per 100,000 residents which is 18% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Lynchburg, MS2,11364661726
Walls, MS1,099981,0071,105
Clarkedale, AR4232101,3141,524
Horn Lake, MS26,4861002,2692,369
Southaven, MS50,3892292,3512,580
West Memphis, AR25,7671,6775,4457,122

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North Tustin, CA25,7241841,1311,315
Lafayette, CO25,812832,0352,118
Belvidere, IL25,7135592,8973,456
West Linn, OR25,7101201,3601,480
Wakefield, MA25,835191768959
West Memphis, AR25,7671,6775,4457,122
Source: The West Memphis, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.