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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 peopleHighland/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15n/a (estimate)1,4413,0972,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)192645370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0250.7282.7
Property crime13n/a (estimate)1,2492,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Highland, AR

The Highland crime rates are 38% 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 2 violent crimes in Highland (192 per 100,000 people), which is 48.1% lower than the national average and there were a total of 13 property crimes (1249 per 100,000 residents) which is 36.1% lower than average.

In the latest reported crime year, Highland recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

The United States grapples with some of the world's most elevated vehicle theft rates, reaching around 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 individuals. Remarkably, only a limited proportion, approximately 10%, of cities have been fortunate enough to remain unscathed by reports of stolen vehicles. In the most recent crime report, Highland emerged as one such city, recording zero reported vehicle thefts, affirming its status as a secure and vigilant community.

Is Highland a Safe Place to Live?

Is Highland a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Highland has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 38%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.04 daily incidents, encompassing 0.01 violent crimes and 0.04 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Highland as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Highland

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 Highland, the cost of living is 15.48% lower than the national average.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Highland, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 2.84 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement 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 Highland, the average rental rates are $617 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Highland crime map

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

  • Highland crime rates are 38% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Highland are 48% lower than the national average
  • In Highland you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Highland is safer than 54% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Highland has decreased by 27%

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        Daily Crime In Highland (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Highland

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Highland is 1 in 521
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Highland is 1 in 81
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Highland is 1 in 70

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

        Highland police department

        Item Highland Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)35,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.82.93.3
        There are a total of 3 Highland police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 3.6% less than the Arkansas average and 12.6% 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
        Cherokee Village, AR4,8833441,1931,537
        Horseshoe Bend, AR2,6923421,3011,643
        Ash Flat, AR1,198891,7731,862
        Franklin, AR1166752,5653,240
        Smithville, AR598333,1674,000
        Hardy, AR7658863,3694,255
        Evening Shade, AR3479333,5494,482
        Highland, AR1,2321921,2491,441

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        Litchfield, MI1,232145580725
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        Indian Shores, FL1,23236220256
        Country Club Hills, MO1,2325984,3824,980
        Highland, AR1,2321921,2491,441
        Source: The Highland, 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.