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Total crime 39%
Violent crime 117%
Property crime 25%
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 peopleDecatur/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime65n/a (estimate)3,5833,4572,580
Murder0n/a0.07.25.0
Rape9n/a496.172.942.6
Robbery0n/a0.052.986.2
Assault6n/a330.8410.7246.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)827544381
Burglary11n/a606.4636.8376.0
Theft34n/a1,874.32,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft5n/a275.6236.0228.9
Property crime50n/a (estimate)2,7562,9132,200

Key findings

  • Decatur crime rates are 39% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Decatur are 117% higher than the national average
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Decatur is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Decatur has increased by 58%

Decatur crime map

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      Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 121
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 37
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 28

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

      Decatur police department

      ItemDecaturArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)55,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.93.3
      There are a total of 5 Decatur police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.2% less than the Arkansas average and 12.2% 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
      Highfill, AR664000
      Tontitown, AR2,82885457542
      Elm Springs, AR2,23990484574
      Cave Springs, AR2,80320642663
      Gentry, AR3,675156547703
      Bella Vista, AR27,985184670854
      Centerton, AR11,4033998791,278
      Decatur, AR2,2728272,7563,583

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Oak Hills, PA2,27296466562
      Village of Four Seasons, MO2,272107567674
      Jamestown West, NY2,272186765951
      Mason City, IL2,2725091,2041,714
      Arcanum, OH2,2721311,0161,147
      Decatur, AR2,2728272,7563,583
      Source: The Decatur, 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.