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Safest Cities In Arkansas 2020

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score70
  • Greenwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,296
80
  • Bella Vista, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,985
  • If you have a chronic medical condition that needs care and you are on medicare, don't move here! I have rheumatoid arthritis, tough to get into to see a doc and then you have to beg to get your…[read more]
67
  • White Hall, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,243
73
  • Cabot, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,407
  • I moved to Cabot in 2004. I was able to buy a house a family could grow into. Since I work from home the location wasn’t a big deal, but it’s really nice being so close to Little Rock! It makes doing…[read more]
83
  • Lowell, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,322
73
  • Hot Springs Village, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,443
  • If you love nature, outdoor activities, lakes, mountains, forests, a fabulous gym (ha ha indoors) 9 golf courses, gated community, bocce, lawn bowling, hiking, pickle ball, har-tru and hard tennis…[read more]
91
  • Bentonville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 42,499
  • Bentonville is at once a small, welcoming city and at the same time a growing and changing area. It feels less Southern and more Midwestern, in many ways. Very friendly but not in a phony, Mississippi…[read more]
76
  • Farmington, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
71
  • Maumelle, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,795
  • Living in Maumelle is something I would very much recommend to anyone. Here you will find some of the best areas in the state. Low crime rates, great neighbors, close proximity to Little Rock without…[read more]
66
  • Magnolia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,651
  • I experienced a peaceful, nice stay while living in Magnolia Arkansas. The city is located in Columbia County. Magnolia is close to Texarkana, Little Rock, Shreveport, and Louisiana. The township has…[read more]
73
  • Centerton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,403
  • As a lifelong resident living in Centerton, AR I am proud to say that we have a great little community here. The people who live here care about one another, care about their neighborhoods, and the…[read more]
74
  • De Queen, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,657
60
  • Pea Ridge, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,177
  • Pea Ridge Arkansas is a dead non-growing community. The major business in Pea Ridge is the school district. Currently the school district laying off people and cutting salaries to build a $2 million…[read more]
58
  • Heber Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,169
  • I visited Heber Springs, AR Monday August 21, 2017 and was issued a ticket for rescuing an abandoned kitten from the AR State Revenue Office in this county seat town. After physically rescuing the…[read more]
75
  • Gibson, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,071
58
  • Berryville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,370
64
  • Morrilton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,746
67
  • Bryant, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,529
  • Bryant Arkansas is a beautiful little town that I'm proud to call home. The population sits comfortably below twenty-thousand. It's neither too small nor too big. If you're looking to move to Bryant,…[read more]
62
  • Clarksville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,391
56
  • Mena, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,674
  • No jobs, nothing to do for retirees, nothing to do for teens or children. If you are not connected to local families you will never be accepted. Before even considering moving here already have a job. So…[read more]
78
  • Siloam Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,095
  • Siloam Springs is very inviting and welcoming. From the first day I moved here until now, the neighbors have been really welcoming. Everything is very clean and has a community feel. It is also a safe…[read more]
63
  • East End, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,148
59
  • Arkadelphia, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,728
  • I love calling Arkadelphia, Arkansas home. Living in Arkadelphia, Arkansas provides tons of diversity and there are tons of job opportunities here. In addition, the cost of living is relatively…[read more]
61
  • Greenbrier, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,164
59
  • Warren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,804
64
  • Mountain Home, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,312
  • Now I must say I lived there for a few years 10 years ago and things change in 10 years, but I have not been back to see. If you are not into hunting, fishing, boating, etc. then DO NOT MOVE HERE. …[read more]
58
  • Beebe, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,952
66
  • Russellville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,136
  • I lived in Russellville briefly, and in all honesty, it wasn't a particularly great city. At first glance, the cheap real estate might seem attractive but once you dig a little deeper, you won't be super…[read more]
79
  • Rogers, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 61,979
  • To be a great city, the city needs to have fine weather, good schools, transportation and other facilities for the residents and Rogers AR is no exception. This small suburb has been able to attract…[read more]
67
  • Batesville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,579
  • I love my life in Batesville, Arkansas. We moved here 4 years ago in order to be closer to family and this place has been a great fit for my family and I. The area is extremely safe and the crime rate…[read more]
64
  • Searcy, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,969
  • Searcy Arkansas is an interesting place to live. There are things to consider before moving here. The weather is beautiful, with an average summer temperature of only seventy-seven degrees. Searcy has a…[read more]
69
  • Springdale, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 76,188
  • A blue collar town, late to bloom in the boom of NWA, property can still be had at resonoble prices, knowing codes are in place and enforced to back up your investment in the community makes it money…[read more]
69
  • Benton, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,613
  • I lived in Benton for a little while but ultimately left for a city with more opportunities. Benton is about a half hour away from Little Rock and unless you're comfortable driving that distance…[read more]
60
  • Stuttgart, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,125
67
  • Harrison, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,168
  • I am living in Harrison, Arkansas and this place has so much to do. Although, this town is small as far as population, it stays busy. There are plenty of employment opportunities here, as well as…[read more]
54
  • Monticello, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,752
69
  • Conway, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,184
  • Being one of the most populated cities in Arkansas with a population of over 60,000, Conway is a great place to live despite the fight for resources. When camping near Conway, I wanted to move into this…[read more]
70
  • Sherwood, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,251
  • I absolutely love living in Sherwood, Arkansas. I have lived here for the last 7 years and it will be my home forever. The community is amazing and the sense of being a good neighbor is so strong that no…[read more]
61
  • Van Buren, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,155
  • If you're looking for an upscale suburb close to a major city, then Van Buren might not be for you. It's a pretty small city that is quite a way from any big metropolitan areas and while it may be…[read more]
65
  • Pocahontas, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,470
64
  • Paragould, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 27,521
  • I have been living in Paragould, Arkansas my whole life and this is a small town that is comfortable living for someone like myself who loves the outdoors and beautiful scenery and country atmosphere.…[read more]
62
  • Jonesboro, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 72,638
  • Living cost is less in Jonesboro Ar. Wages compared to cost of living, I can save bit.Best of lands like farmlands, owns food processing industries. So nice getting quality food at less…[read more]
55
  • Crossett, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,272
71
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 80,552
  • Northwest Arkansas is an area of many smaller towns, and Fayetteville is the largest and home of the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville seems typical for many state university towns in that it reflects…[read more]
61
  • Hot Springs, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 36,711
  • I love the outdoors ,horse racing , hiking , boating , water sports ,fishing , hunting [ i shoot with Camera if I needed the meat wouldn't hesitate to use rifle ] I love the weather not to hot not to…[read more]
55
  • Malvern, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,937
  • Living in Malvern is extremely peaceful, has picturesque scenery, and an array of birds and wildlife to observe and appreciate. There really isn't much of a nightlife or shopping, but the attractions in…[read more]
57
  • Texarkana, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 30,155
  • Texarkana Arkansas is a diversely beautiful city to call home. I've lived here for three years, and I'm learning something new each day. First, the weather is gorgeous. The average temperature during…[read more]
64
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,042
  • I recently visited North Little Rock, Arkansas. My job required that I stay there for a few days. The Hilton on Glover Lane was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The room service and the…[read more]
53
  • Alma, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,599
49
  • Hope, AR
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,968

Low crime rates are an important factor when determining the livability of any given city in Arkansas. Finding the safest places to live in Arkansas can be challenging, especially in larger cities which tend to have more crime. Luckily, AreaVibes has done all the heavy lifting for you. Using science and data, AreaVibes has created a list of the safest places to live in Arkansas with a population over 5,000.

The Arkansas cities listed above have impeccably low crime rates when compared to other cities in the state. How did we choose the safest places to live in Arkansas? To create the list, we looked at both property crimes (burglary, theft, vehicle theft) and violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, assault), then calculated the number of crimes per 100,000 people so that all cities are compared equally. Higher weights were given to violent crimes.

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