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Total crime 90%
Violent crime 50%
Property crime 97%
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 peopleFayetteville/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,264n/a (estimate)4,9013,4572,580
Murder1n/a1.17.25.0
Rape81n/a93.172.942.6
Robbery60n/a69.052.986.2
Assault354n/a406.9410.7246.8
Violent crime496n/a (estimate)570544381
Burglary444n/a510.3636.8376.0
Theft2,894n/a3,326.12,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft430n/a494.2236.0228.9
Property crime3,768n/a (estimate)4,3312,9132,200

Key findings

  • Fayetteville crime rates are 90% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fayetteville are 50% higher than the national average
  • In Fayetteville you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fayetteville is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fayetteville has decreased by 8%

Fayetteville crime map

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The Fayetteville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fayetteville as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Fayetteville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Fayetteville (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Fayetteville, AR per 100,000 people. In Fayetteville, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.42 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.90 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Fayetteville is 1.05 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.50 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Fayetteville has a daily crime rate that is 1.49 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.97 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Fayetteville (higher is better)

      Is Fayetteville 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 Fayetteville to other cities in the state and across the country, Fayetteville is 19% safer than other cities of Arkansas and 9% safer than other cities in the nation. Fayetteville has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fayetteville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fayetteville is 1 in 176
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fayetteville is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fayetteville is 1 in 21
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fayetteville, Arkansas you have a 1 in 176 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fayetteville.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Fayetteville is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Fayetteville has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 5% in Fayetteville, while property crimes in Fayetteville have decreased by 9%. Total crime has decreased by 8% year over year.

      Fayetteville police department

      ItemFayettevilleArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1615,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.12.93.3
      There are a total of 161 Fayetteville police officers. This results in 2.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.6% less than the Arkansas average and 34.3% 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
      Goshen, AR1,60176409485
      Tontitown, AR2,82885457542
      Bethel Heights, AR2,49071496566
      Elm Springs, AR2,23990484574
      Cave Springs, AR2,80320642663
      Elkins, AR2,867257739996
      Fayetteville, AR80,5525704,3314,901

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Bryan, TX80,5523902,4342,824
      Avondale, AZ80,6313363,2153,550
      Lake Forest, CA80,6581868921,079
      Largo, FL80,6783763,0303,407
      Cranston, RI80,8821461,4061,552
      Fayetteville, AR80,5525704,3314,901
      Source: The Fayetteville, 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.