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Violent 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 peopleGravette/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime70n/a (estimate)1,8813,0972,324
Violent crime10n/a (estimate)269645370
Vehicle theft8n/a215.0250.7282.7
Property crime60n/a (estimate)1,6122,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Gravette, AR

The Gravette crime rates are 19.1% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 10 violent crimes in Gravette (269 per 100,000 people), which is 27.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 60 property crimes (1612 per 100,000 residents) which is 17.5% lower than average.

Gravette showcased a dedication to violent crime safety in its latest reported crime year by achieving a murder rate of 0. This accomplishment could indicate that it is a safe place for residents, but also provides a shining example to other urban areas endeavoring to create safer communities.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Gravette?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Gravette residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 7 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 71% of Gravette residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 29% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Gravette a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Gravette a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Gravette crime rate is 19% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.19 crimes per day - 0.03 violent crimes and 0.16 property crimes.

Has Crime in Gravette Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Gravette has increased by 45.8% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Gravette is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has decreased by 37.5%, while property crime has increased by 87.5%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Gravette.

Potential Causes for Crime in Gravette

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Gravette crime rates. The population density in Gravette is 226.2 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

High cost of living can lead to economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When people struggle to make ends meet due to high housing costs, healthcare expenses, or other basic necessities, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. On the flipside, cities that have a lower cost of living, could see a reduced crime rate. In Gravette, the cost of living is 13.71% lower than the national average.

In Gravette, the median home price stands at $122,700, diverging from the national average of $184,700. Elevated housing costs often induce financial strain among residents. When individuals grapple with the challenges of affording housing, they may find themselves compelled to resort to criminal activities as a means of addressing their financial hardships, including acts like theft or fraud. This predicament is particularly pronounced in areas where housing affordability poses a persistent issue, giving rise to heightened concerns regarding crime. In such instances, some individuals and families may find themselves constrained to reside in cramped or subpar housing conditions, exacerbating stress levels and potentially fostering domestic disputes and associated criminal incidents.

Gravette crime map

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

      • Gravette crime rates are 19% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Gravette are 27% lower than the national average
      • In Gravette you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Gravette is safer than 41% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Gravette has increased by 43%

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        Daily Crime In Gravette (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gravette

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gravette is 1 in 373
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gravette is 1 in 63
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Gravette is 1 in 54

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

        Gravette police department

        Item Gravette Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)115,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.62.93.3
        There are a total of 11 Gravette police officers. This results in 4.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 55.5% greater than the Arkansas average and 41% 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
        Highfill, AR1,3831910191
        Cave Springs, AR4,859113257370
        Centerton, AR15,345205424629
        Bella Vista, AR28,819220425645
        Gentry, AR3,963457361818
        Colcord, OK870264659922
        Noel, MO2,0512451,1731,418
        Gravette, AR3,4562691,6121,881

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Pawhuska, OK3,4562391,8472,086
        Elm Creek, TX3,4552641,4071,671
        Wilkesboro, NC3,4574775,2435,719
        Sheridan, IN3,4549797195
        Ringgold, GA3,4542711,2471,518
        Gravette, AR3,4562691,6121,881
        Source: The Gravette, 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.