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Total crime 173%
Violent crime 158%
Property crime 176%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Smith/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime5,990n/a (estimate)6,8043,4432,489
Murder4n/a4.58.05.0
Rape97n/a110.277.242.6
Robbery90n/a102.251.681.6
Assault672n/a763.3447.8250.2
Violent crime863n/a (estimate)980585379
Burglary812n/a922.3599.6340.5
Theft3,929n/a4,462.72,012.61,549.5
Vehicle theft386n/a438.4245.9219.9
Property crime5,127n/a (estimate)5,8232,8582,110

Key findings

  • Fort Smith crime rates are 173% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Smith are 158% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Smith you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Smith is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Smith has increased by 21%

Fort Smith crime map

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The Fort Smith crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Fort Smith on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Arkansas and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Fort Smith (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Arkansas, are 1.98 times more than the state average and 2.73 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Fort Smith on a daily basis are 1.68 times more than than Arkansas average and 2.58 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Fort Smith are 2.04 times more than the daily state average and 2.76 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Fort Smith (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Fort Smith in comparison to other Arkansas communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Fort Smith safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Fort Smith being safer than 4% of cities in Arkansas and 1% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Fort Smith ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      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 103
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Smith is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Smith is 1 in 15
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Fort Smith, Arkansas you have a 1 in 103 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 18 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Fort Smith.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Fort Smith is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Fort Smith has increased by 22% and the rate of property crime in Fort Smith has increased by 21%. The total crime rate in Fort Smith has increased by 21% 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
      Greenwood, AR9,296244382625
      Pocola, OK4,04597679776
      Spiro, OK2,7402767831,059
      Kibler, AR1,1612521,2291,481
      Lavaca, AR2,5923651,1771,542
      Cedarville, AR1,5297081,3452,052
      Fort Smith, AR87,7129805,8236,804

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Asheville, NC87,5317426,3257,067
      Nampa, ID87,8963121,7992,111
      Reading, PA87,8995552,5423,097
      Norwalk, CT87,9302051,3941,599
      Deltona, FL87,3875743,2563,830
      Fort Smith, AR87,7129805,8236,804
      Source: The Fort Smith, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.