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Total crime 49%
Violent crime 25%
Property crime 54%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleCharleston/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)1,2633,4432,489
Murder0n/a0.08.05.0
Rape2n/a81.577.242.6
Robbery0n/a0.051.681.6
Assault5n/a203.7447.8250.2
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)285585379
Burglary8n/a326.0599.6340.5
Theft16n/a652.02,012.61,549.5
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0245.9219.9
Property crime24n/a (estimate)9782,8582,110

Key findings

  • Charleston crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Charleston are 25% lower than the national average
  • In Charleston you have a 1 in 80 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Charleston is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Charleston has increased by 35%

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 351
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Charleston is 1 in 103
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Charleston is 1 in 80

      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, AR9,296244382625
      Kibler, AR1,1612521,2291,481
      Lavaca, AR2,5923651,1771,542
      Barling, AR4,7475591,4972,056
      Caulksville, AR2265332,6063,139
      Ozark, AR3,6108122,4073,219
      Booneville, AR3,9344442,7943,238
      Charleston, AR2,7992859781,263

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wimberley, TX2,79966375441
      Raceland, KY2,79986642727
      Caledonia, MN2,7990110110
      Indialantic, FL2,7981362,1452,281
      Koloa, HI2,8001251,2411,366
      Charleston, AR2,7992859781,263
      Source: The Charleston, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.