B-
7%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
34%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
2%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleArkadelphia/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime220n/a (estimate)2,1503,0972,324
Murder0n/a0.010.26.3
Rape5n/a48.976.040.0
Robbery2n/a19.539.766.1
Assault18n/a175.9519.4268.2
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)244645370
Burglary53n/a517.9466.4269.8
Theft133n/a1,299.71,734.41,401.9
Vehicle theft9n/a88.0250.7282.7
Property crime195n/a (estimate)1,9062,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Arkadelphia, AR

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Arkadelphia crime rate is lower than the national average by 7.5%. Specifically, there were 25 violent crimes in Arkadelphia, equivalent to 244 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 33.9%. Furthermore, Arkadelphia recorded 195 property crimes, amounting to 1906 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 2.5%.

When assessing the overall crime rate in Arkadelphia per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes, underscores the close alignment of reported Arkadelphia crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

In the latest reported crime year, Arkadelphia recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Arkadelphia is very similar to the national average. Arkadelphia had a property crime rate of 1906, while the national average was 1954. Based on these numbers, you could expect an average amount of property crime in this area.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Arkadelphia?

What do the local residents think about crime in Arkadelphia? Well, based on a recent survey of 11 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 64% of Arkadelphia residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 36% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Arkadelphia a Safe Place to Live?

Is Arkadelphia a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Arkadelphia has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 8%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.6 daily incidents, encompassing 0.07 violent crimes and 0.53 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Arkadelphia as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Arkadelphia Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Arkadelphia has increased by 6.8%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Arkadelphia, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has decreased by 16.7%, while property crime has increased by 10.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Arkadelphia is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia has a population density of 1380.7 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Arkadelphia crime rates.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Arkadelphia, there are 2.52 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Arkadelphia are $588, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

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The Arkadelphia crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Arkadelphia as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Arkadelphia crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Arkadelphia crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Arkadelphia crime rates are 7% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Arkadelphia are 34% lower than the national average
  • In Arkadelphia you have a 1 in 47 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Arkadelphia is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Arkadelphia has increased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Arkadelphia (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Arkadelphia, Arkansas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Arkadelphia are 1.44 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.08 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Arkadelphia are 2.64 times less than than Arkansas and 1.51 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Arkadelphia are 1.29 times less than than Arkansas and 1.03 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Arkadelphia (higher is better)

        How safe is Arkadelphia, Arkansas compared to other cities in Arkansas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Arkadelphia is safer than 61% of the cities in Arkansas and 41% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Arkansas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Arkadelphia. Overall, Arkadelphia is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Arkadelphia

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Arkadelphia is 1 in 410
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Arkadelphia is 1 in 53
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Arkadelphia is 1 in 47
        Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Arkadelphia, Arkansas? If you reside in Arkadelphia, then there is a 1 in 410 chance that you will experience a violent crime. 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 53. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 47 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Arkadelphia.

        Year Over Year Crime In Arkadelphia (per 100,000 people)

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Arkadelphia, Arkansas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Arkadelphia has decreased by 13%, the amount of property crime in Arkadelphia has increased by 15%, and the total amount of crime in Arkadelphia has increased by 11% year over year.

        Arkadelphia police department

        Item Arkadelphia Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)275,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.52.93.3
        There are a total of 27 Arkadelphia police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 14.4% less than the Arkansas average and 22.4% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Arkansas

        State Total offenders Arkansas /100K National /100K
        Arkansas8,875323266
        There are a total of 8,875 sex offenders in Arkansas. This yields a total of 323 sex offenders in Arkansas per 100,000 residents which is 21% greater than the national average.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Gurdon, AR2,0991,2459752,220
        Friendship, AR2307092,6963,405
        Sparkman, AR4989363,5584,494
        Gum Springs, AR1119453,5914,535
        Donaldson, AR3489553,6324,588
        Caddo Valley, AR7131,0194,9245,942
        Arkadelphia, AR10,6702441,9062,150

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        Vidor, TX10,6582071,9962,202
        New Port Richey East, FL10,6513231,9522,274
        Millington, TN10,6507464,1014,847
        Arkadelphia, AR10,6702441,9062,150
        Source: The Arkadelphia, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.