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Violent 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 peopleBryant/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime770n/a (estimate)3,5973,0972,324
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)121645370
Vehicle theft33n/a154.2250.7282.7
Property crime744n/a (estimate)3,4762,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Bryant, AR

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Bryant is 54.8% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Bryant, there were 26 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 121 per 100,000 individuals, 67.2% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 744 property crimes, amounting to 3476 per 100,000 residents, 77.8% higher than the U.S. average.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Bryant?

AreaVibes surveyed 10 local residents in Bryant to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 80% of people answered that there was very little crime in Bryant and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 20% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Bryant a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Bryant, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Bryant presents a total crime rate that is 55% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Bryant experiences an average of 2.11 daily crimes, comprising 0.07 violent incidents and 2.04 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Bryant Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Bryant crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Bryant has decreased by 2% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 23.5% and property crime has decreased by 1.1%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Bryant

In Bryant, the poverty rate currently stands at 6.6%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Bryant crime rates.

Bryant has a population density of 1003.4 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 Bryant crime rates.

In Bryant, the average rental rates are $800 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Bryant crime map

The Bryant crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bryant 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 Bryant crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Bryant 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

  • Bryant crime rates are 55% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bryant are 67% lower than the national average
  • In Bryant you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bryant is safer than 40% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bryant has not changed

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        Daily Crime In Bryant (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Bryant, AR per 100,000 people. In Bryant, the total number of daily crimes is 1.16 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.55 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Bryant is 5.31 times less than the Arkansas average and 3.04 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Bryant has a daily crime rate that is 1.42 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.78 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Bryant (higher is better)

        Is Bryant 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 Bryant to other cities in the state and across the country, Bryant is 60% safer than other cities of Arkansas and 40% safer than other cities in the nation. Bryant has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bryant

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bryant is 1 in 824
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bryant is 1 in 29
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Bryant is 1 in 28
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bryant? If you reside in Bryant, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 824. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 29 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Bryant, is 1 in 28.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Bryant, AR is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Bryant has decreased by 22%, while the property crime rate in Bryant has increased by 1% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Bryant has not changed with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Bryant police department

        Item Bryant Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)485,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.93.3
        There are a total of 48 Bryant police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.9% less than the Arkansas average and 13.8% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Arkansas

        State Total offenders Arkansas /100K National /100K
        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
        Cammack Village, AR887265529794
        Salem, AR1,5321908241,015
        Shannon Hills, AR3,9144978001,297
        Haskell, AR4,5592711,1081,379
        Salem city, AR1,9353121,1871,499
        Avilla, AR1,0823331,2661,599
        Landmark, AR3,6283341,2721,606
        Bryant, AR20,5631213,4763,597

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        Clemmons, NC20,5743021,5391,840
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        Palm Valley, FL20,540109658766
        Bryant, AR20,5631213,4763,597
        Source: The Bryant, 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.