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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleDumas/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime94n/a (estimate)2,4763,0972,324
Violent crime26n/a (estimate)685645370
Vehicle theft8n/a210.7250.7282.7
Property crime68n/a (estimate)1,7912,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Dumas, AR

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Dumas is 6.5% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 26 violent crimes reported in Dumas, equivalent to 685 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 85.2%. Additionally, Dumas recorded 68 property crimes, amounting to 1791 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 8.3%.

When assessing the overall crime rate in Dumas per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes, underscores the close alignment of reported Dumas crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

While murder rates in the United States have shown a consistent decline since 1990, recent years have witnessed an increase. Unfortunately, Dumas ranks among the cities with the highest murder rates in the nation, when compared to all reporting cities in the U.S. In Dumas, there were a total of 2 murders, translating to 53 murders per 100,000 residents. This alarming statistic underscores the need for heightened attention to community safety and crime prevention efforts in the area.

Dumas exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 1791 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Dumas maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Dumas?

What do the local residents think about crime in Dumas? Well, based on a recent survey of 5 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 40% of Dumas residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 60% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Dumas a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Dumas is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Dumas has an overall crime rate that is 7% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.26 daily occurrences, comprising 0.07 violent crimes and 0.19 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Dumas as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Dumas 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 Dumas 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 Dumas has increased by 11.9% year over year. Violent crime has decreased by 3.7% and property crime has increased by 19.3%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Dumas

Dumas reports an unemployment rate of 4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Dumas crime rates.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Dumas crime rates. For instance, in Dumas, the population density stands at 1325 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Dumas are $635, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Dumas crime map

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

      • Dumas crime rates are 7% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Dumas are 85% higher than the national average
      • In Dumas you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Dumas is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Dumas has increased by 15%

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        Daily Crime In Dumas (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dumas, per 100,000 residents. In Dumas, the total number of daily crimes is 1.25 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.07 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dumas are 1.06 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.85 times more than the national average. For property crime, Dumas has a daily crime rate that is 1.37 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.09 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Dumas (higher is better)

        Is Dumas 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 Dumas to other cities in the state and across the country, Dumas is 28% safer than other cities of Arkansas and 13% safer than other cities in the nation. Dumas has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dumas

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dumas is 1 in 146
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dumas is 1 in 56
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Dumas is 1 in 41
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Dumas, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 146. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 56 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Dumas is 1 in 41.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Dumas is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Dumas has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 1% in Dumas, while property crimes in Dumas have increased by 22%. Total crime has increased by 15% year over year.

        Dumas police department

        Item Dumas Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)195,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.12.93.3
        There are a total of 19 Dumas police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 39.1% greater than the Arkansas average and 26.1% greater 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
        Watson, AR2089063,4454,351
        Tillar, AR2239073,4484,355
        Gould, AR6249483,6034,551
        Grady, AR2281,0013,8044,804
        Reed, AR1181,0013,8044,805
        Mitchellville, AR3391,0333,9284,961
        Winchester, AR1381,0423,9625,005
        Dumas, AR3,8506851,7912,476

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        Dumas, AR3,8506851,7912,476
        Source: The Dumas, 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.