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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 peopleCaraway/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15n/a (estimate)1,3563,0972,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)181645370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0250.7282.7
Property crime13n/a (estimate)1,1752,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Caraway, 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 Caraway crime rate is lower than the national average by 41.7%. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes in Caraway, equivalent to 181 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 51.1%. Furthermore, Caraway recorded 13 property crimes, amounting to 1175 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 39.9%.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Caraway reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

The United States contends with some of the world's highest vehicle theft rates, with approximately 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a modest fraction, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to have zero reported instances of stolen vehicles. Caraway stands out as one of these cities, as it reported no vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report, underscoring its commitment to a secure environment.

Is Caraway a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Caraway is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Caraway has a total crime rate that is 42% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.04 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.04 daily property crimes) in Caraway.

Potential Causes for Crime in Caraway

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Caraway crime rate. The poverty level in Caraway is 21.8%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In Caraway, 68.7% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of any city can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Caraway, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 2.29, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Caraway crime map

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

      • Caraway crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Caraway are 51% lower than the national average
      • In Caraway you have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Caraway is safer than 57% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Caraway has increased by 34%

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        Daily Crime In Caraway (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Caraway

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Caraway is 1 in 553
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Caraway is 1 in 86
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Caraway is 1 in 74

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

        Caraway police department

        Item Caraway Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)35,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.93.3
        There are a total of 3 Caraway police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 22.3% less than the Arkansas average and 29.6% 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
        Lake City, AR2,556358437795
        Monette, AR1,514641,4131,477
        Manila, AR3,3403141,1931,506
        Lepanto, AR1,9223211,2201,541
        Brookland, AR3,4914591,4241,883
        Leachville, AR2,4983091,6982,007
        Etowah, AR32402,0582,058
        Caraway, AR1,2191811,1751,356

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Fort Totten, ND1,2191571,1201,277
        Magnolia, OH1,219124753877
        Shongopovi, AZ1,2192431,1551,398
        Cornwells Heights, PA1,21977406483
        Helena Flats, MT1,2193881,7822,170
        Caraway, AR1,2191811,1751,356
        Source: The Caraway, 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.