Annual Crime In Forrest City (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForrest City/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,014n/a (estimate)7,1693,4572,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleForrest City/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder3n/a21.27.25.0
Rape4n/a28.372.942.6
Robbery18n/a127.352.986.2
Assault107n/a756.5410.7246.8
Violent crime132n/a (estimate)933544381
Burglary154n/a1,088.8636.8376.0
Theft552n/a3,902.72,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft176n/a1,244.3236.0228.9
Property crime882n/a (estimate)6,2362,9132,200

Key findings

  • Forrest City crime rates are 178% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Forrest City are 145% higher than the national average
  • In Forrest City you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Forrest City is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Forrest City has increased by 1%

Forrest City crime map

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      Daily Crime In Forrest City (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Forrest City, AR per 100,000 people. In Forrest City, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.07 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.78 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Forrest City is 1.72 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.45 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Forrest City has a daily crime rate that is 2.14 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.84 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Forrest City (higher is better)

      How safe is Forrest City, AR when compared to other cities in Arkansas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Forrest City is safer than 5% of the cities in Arkansas and 2% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Arkansas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Forrest City. Overall, Forrest City is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Forrest City

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Forrest City is 1 in 108
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Forrest City is 1 in 17
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Forrest City is 1 in 14
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Forrest City? In Forrest City, AR you have a 1 in 108 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 17 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 14 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Forrest City.

      Year Over Year Crime In Forrest City (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Forrest City, AR (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Forrest City has decreased by 21%, the amount of property crime in Forrest City has increased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Forrest City has increased by 1% year over year.

      Forrest City police department

      ItemForrest CityArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)425,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.93.3
      There are a total of 42 Forrest City police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.9% less than the Arkansas average and 15.5% 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
      Caldwell, AR5316633,5524,215
      Palestine, AR7517423,9734,714
      Colt, AR4557824,1864,968
      Haynes, AR1928124,3495,162
      Widener, AR3268454,5265,372
      Madison, AR8668664,6385,504
      Forrest City, AR14,8719336,2367,169

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mastic Beach, NY14,8674301,7702,200
      Aldine, TX14,8675833,3563,939
      Somerton, AZ14,8661161,3311,447
      Mount Vernon, IL14,8801,5295,1836,712
      Alexander City, AL14,8592,1584,1936,351
      Forrest City, AR14,8719336,2367,169
      Source: The Forrest City, 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.