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Total crime 173%
Violent crime 160%
Property crime 175%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBlytheville/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime974n/a (estimate)7,0363,4572,580
Murder6n/a43.37.25.0
Rape4n/a28.972.942.6
Robbery22n/a158.952.986.2
Assault105n/a758.5410.7246.8
Violent crime137n/a (estimate)990544381
Burglary117n/a845.2636.8376.0
Theft696n/a5,027.82,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft24n/a173.4236.0228.9
Property crime837n/a (estimate)6,0462,9132,200

Key findings

  • Blytheville crime rates are 173% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Blytheville are 160% higher than the national average
  • In Blytheville you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Blytheville is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Blytheville has decreased by 3%

Blytheville crime map

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The Blytheville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Blytheville as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Blytheville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Blytheville (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Blytheville, AR per 100,000 people. In Blytheville, the total number of daily crimes is 2.04 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.73 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Blytheville is 1.82 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.60 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Blytheville has a daily crime rate that is 2.08 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.75 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Blytheville (higher is better)

      Is Blytheville safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Arkansas as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Blytheville to other cities in the state and across the country, Blytheville is 2% safer than other cities of Arkansas and 1% safer than other cities in the nation. Blytheville has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Blytheville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Blytheville is 1 in 102
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Blytheville is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Blytheville is 1 in 15
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Blytheville, Arkansas? If you reside in Blytheville, then there is a 1 in 102 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 17. 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 Blytheville.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Blytheville, AR is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Blytheville has increased by 29%, while the property crime rate in Blytheville has decreased by 7% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Blytheville has decreased by 3% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Blytheville police department

      ItemBlythevilleArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)455,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.93.3
      There are a total of 45 Blytheville police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.6% less than the Arkansas average and 10.7% less than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Arkansas

      StateTotal offendersArkansas /100KNational /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, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Luxora, AR8840287287
      Hornersville, MO72801,4681,468
      Gosnell, AR3,3445891,0231,612
      Manila, AR3,2652651,4171,681
      Senath, MO1,8372691,4211,690
      Steele, MO2,2175523,1143,666
      Dell, AR2296013,2193,820
      Blytheville, AR14,8499906,0467,036

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Coto de Caza, CA14,8451709071,077
      Murraysville, NC14,8433332,1972,530
      Whitewater, WI14,840165714879
      Alexander City, AL14,8592,1584,1936,351
      Johnson City, NY14,8355052,0782,583
      Blytheville, AR14,8499906,0467,036
      Source: The Blytheville, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.