Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleHampton/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime14n/a (estimate)1,1753,0972,324
Violent crime1n/a (estimate)84645370
Vehicle theft1n/a84.0250.7282.7
Property crime13n/a (estimate)1,0922,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hampton, AR

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Hampton is 49.4% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Hampton, there were 1 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 84 per 100,000 individuals, 77.3% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 13 property crimes, amounting to 1092 per 100,000 residents, 44.2% lower than the U.S. average.

Hampton has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 84 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Hampton ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

During the most recently reported crime year, Hampton experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

Is Hampton a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Hampton, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Hampton presents a total crime rate that is 49% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Hampton experiences an average of 0.04 daily crimes, comprising 0 violent incidents and 0.04 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hampton

The economic prosperity of a city's inhabitants exerts substantial influence on crime stats. Elevated poverty rates and income inequality can precipitate heightened criminal activity, as individuals may turn to illicit means to fulfill their fundamental requirements. While lower poverty rates could lead to lower Hampton crime rates. In Hampton, the poverty rate stands at 10.7%, diverging from the national average of 15.1%.

The effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing initiatives can influence crime rates. A strong and collaborative relationship between the police and the community can deter criminal activity and improve safety. In Hampton, there are 3.14 police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to the national average of 3.25. The effectiveness of law enforcement often depends on community policing strategies that emphasize building trust and cooperation between the police and the community. It's not just about the number of officers but also how they engage with the community.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Hampton, the average rental rates are $706 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Hampton crime map

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

  • Hampton crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hampton are 77% lower than the national average
  • In Hampton you have a 1 in 86 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hampton is safer than 73% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hampton has decreased by 20%

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        Daily Crime In Hampton (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hampton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hampton is 1 in 1191
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hampton is 1 in 92
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hampton is 1 in 86

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

        Hampton police department

        Item Hampton Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)45,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.12.93.3
        There are a total of 4 Hampton police officers. This results in 3.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.6% greater than the Arkansas average and 3.4% less 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
        Norphlet, AR6427812,9683,748
        Tinsman, AR418323,1653,997
        Calion, AR4388523,2384,089
        Harrell, AR3478783,3374,214
        Bearden, AR9779423,5824,525
        Banks, AR1901,0013,8044,805
        Hampton, AR1,645841,0921,175

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Locust Fork, AL1,645165701866
        Boaz, WV1,64548211259
        Craig Beach, OH1,645126766893
        Sea Breeze, NC1,64697497594
        Graysville, TN1,6443151,1641,479
        Hampton, AR1,645841,0921,175
        Source: The Hampton, 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.