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Total crime 64%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 63%
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 peopleCharleston/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23n/a (estimate)9363,4572,580
Murder0n/a0.07.25.0
Rape1n/a40.772.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.052.986.2
Assault2n/a81.4410.7246.8
Violent crime3n/a (estimate)122544381
Burglary3n/a122.1636.8376.0
Theft17n/a691.62,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0236.0228.9
Property crime20n/a (estimate)8142,9132,200

Key findings

  • Charleston crime rates are 64% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charleston are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Charleston you have a 1 in 107 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charleston is safer than 75% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charleston has decreased by 45%

Charleston crime map

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      Daily Crime In Charleston (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Charleston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Charleston is 1 in 820
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charleston is 1 in 123
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charleston is 1 in 107

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

      Charleston police department

      ItemCharlestonArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)45,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.62.93.3
      There are a total of 4 Charleston police officers. This results in 1.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 45.6% less than the Arkansas average and 50.6% 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
      Greenwood, AR9,296190391582
      Kibler, AR1,1612341,2531,487
      Lavaca, AR2,5923651,1771,542
      Ozark, AR3,6103441,8432,187
      Barling, AR4,7474831,8502,333
      Booneville, AR3,9341302,3982,528
      Caulksville, AR2264962,6563,152
      Charleston, AR2,799122814936

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wimberley, TX2,79964371436
      Caledonia, MN2,7990110110
      Raceland, KY2,7990128128
      Bullard, TX2,798380468848
      Indialantic, FL2,798681,3361,404
      Charleston, AR2,799122814936
      Source: The Charleston, 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.