Reported Annual Crime In Fort Smith

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 peopleFort Smith/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,972n/a (estimate)5,6313,4572,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Smith/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder9n/a10.27.25.0
Rape86n/a97.472.942.6
Robbery97n/a109.952.986.2
Assault515n/a583.3410.7246.8
Violent crime707n/a (estimate)801544381
Burglary711n/a805.3636.8376.0
Theft3,268n/a3,701.42,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft286n/a323.9236.0228.9
Property crime4,265n/a (estimate)4,8312,9132,200
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Fort Smith, AR. All reported Fort Smith, AR crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Fort Smith, AR overall crime rate is 63% higher than in comparison to the Arkansas average; and is also 118% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Fort Smith, AR, the rate is 47% higher than compared to the Arkansas average, and 110% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Fort Smith, AR comes in at 66% higher than to the average seen in Arkansas, and 120% higher than the overall national average.

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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Fort Smith is 118% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.43 daily crimes that occur in Fort Smith.
  • Fort Smith is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Fort Smith you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Fort Smith has decreased by 16%.

Compare Fort Smith, AR Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Fort Smith (per 100,000 people)

      The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Fort Smith, AR on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Arkansas. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Fort Smith, AR (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Arkansas state wide, are 1.63 times more than the state average and 2.18 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Fort Smith, AR on a daily bases are 1.47 times more than than Arkansas average and 2.10 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Fort Smith, AR are 1.66 times more than the daily state average and 2.20 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Fort Smith (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in the Fort Smith, AR area in comparison to other Arkansas communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Fort Smith, AR being safer than 6% of cities in Arkansas and 3% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Arkansas cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Fort Smith, AR. In conclusion, Fort Smith, AR now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Smith

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Smith is 1 in 125
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Smith is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Smith is 1 in 18
      Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Fort Smith, AR? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Fort Smith, AR you have a 1 in 125 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 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Smith, AR.

      Year Over Year Crime In Fort Smith (per 100,000 people)

      An ideal indicator of whether Fort Smith, AR is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Fort Smith, AR has not changed and the rate of property crime in Fort Smith, AR has decreased by 18%. The total crime rate in Fort Smith, AR has decreased by 16% year to year.

      Fort Smith police department

      ItemFort SmithArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2145,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.93.3
      There are a total of 214 Fort Smith police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17% less than the Arkansas average and 24.8% 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
      Arkoma, OK1,9120317317
      Pocola, OK4,045172295467
      Greenwood, AR9,296190391582
      Spiro, OK2,740139647786
      Cedarville, AR1,52971857928
      Kibler, AR1,1612341,2531,487
      Lavaca, AR2,5923651,1771,542
      Fort Smith, AR87,7128014,8315,631

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Asheville, NC87,5315925,1495,741
      Nampa, ID87,8962812,5412,822
      Reading, PA87,8997022,2432,945
      Norwalk, CT87,9302821,5061,788
      Deltona, FL87,3875843,4634,047
      Fort Smith, AR87,7128014,8315,631
      Source: The Fort Smith, 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.