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Total crime 132%
Violent crime 294%
Property crime 104%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHelena-West Helena/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime628n/a (estimate)5,9943,4572,580
Murder8n/a76.47.25.0
Rape4n/a38.272.942.6
Robbery19n/a181.452.986.2
Assault126n/a1,202.6410.7246.8
Violent crime157n/a (estimate)1,499544381
Burglary160n/a1,527.2636.8376.0
Theft293n/a2,796.62,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a171.8236.0228.9
Property crime471n/a (estimate)4,4962,9132,200

Key findings

  • Helena-West Helena crime rates are 132% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Helena-West Helena are 294% higher than the national average
  • In Helena-West Helena you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Helena-West Helena is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Helena-West Helena has increased by 12%

Helena-West Helena crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Helena-West Helena (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Helena-West Helena, AR per 100,000 people. In Helena-West Helena, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.73 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.32 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Helena-West Helena is 2.76 times more than the Arkansas average and 3.94 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Helena-West Helena has a daily crime rate that is 1.54 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.04 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Helena-West Helena (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Helena-West Helena, Arkansas compared to other areas of Arkansas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Helena-West Helena safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Helena-West Helena is safer than 4% of Arkansas cities, and 2% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arkansas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Helena-West Helena. At this time, Helena-West Helena sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Helena-West Helena

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Helena-West Helena is 1 in 67
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Helena-West Helena is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Helena-West Helena is 1 in 17
      Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Helena-West Helena? In Helena-West Helena, you have a 1 in 67 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 23. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Helena-West Helena, AR is 1 in 17.

      Year Over Year Crime In Helena-West Helena (per 100,000 people)

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Helena-West Helena is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Helena-West Helena has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 35% in Helena-West Helena, while property crimes in Helena-West Helena have increased by 6%. Total crime has increased by 12% year over year.

      Helena-West Helena police department

      ItemHelena-West HelenaArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)465,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.82.93.3
      There are a total of 46 Helena-West Helena police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 28.4% greater than the Arkansas average and 16.4% greater 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
      Tunica, MS1,24969710779
      Friars Point, MS1,0611221,2541,376
      Jonestown, MS1,4271311,3491,480
      Lula, MS2873573,6714,029
      Coahoma, MS3523613,7114,072
      Lexa, AR3757804,1744,954
      Lake View, AR4488084,3275,135
      Helena-West Helena, AR11,3251,4994,4965,994

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chalco, NE11,3222621,9152,178
      Campbellsville, KY11,3292784,5384,816
      Greentree, NJ11,3191761,1901,366
      Lowes Island, VA11,31676635711
      Yazoo City, MS11,3363133,2133,526
      Helena-West Helena, AR11,3251,4994,4965,994
      Source: The Helena-West Helena, 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.