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Total crime 79%
Violent crime 45%
Property crime 85%
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 peopleJonesboro/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,568n/a (estimate)4,6263,4572,580
Murder4n/a5.27.25.0
Rape57n/a73.972.942.6
Robbery57n/a73.952.986.2
Assault307n/a398.0410.7246.8
Violent crime425n/a (estimate)551544381
Burglary1,150n/a1,490.9636.8376.0
Theft1,825n/a2,366.02,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft168n/a217.8236.0228.9
Property crime3,143n/a (estimate)4,0752,9132,200

Key findings

  • Jonesboro crime rates are 79% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jonesboro are 45% higher than the national average
  • In Jonesboro you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jonesboro is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jonesboro has not changed

Jonesboro crime map

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      Daily Crime In Jonesboro (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Jonesboro 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 Jonesboro (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Arkansas, are 1.34 times more than the state average and 1.79 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Jonesboro on a daily basis are 1.01 times more than than Arkansas average and 1.45 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Jonesboro are 1.40 times more than the daily state average and 1.85 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Jonesboro (higher is better)

      How safe is Jonesboro, Arkansas compared to other cities in Arkansas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Jonesboro is safer than 23% of the cities in Arkansas and 11% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Arkansas and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Jonesboro. Overall, Jonesboro is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jonesboro

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jonesboro is 1 in 182
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jonesboro is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jonesboro is 1 in 22
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Jonesboro? In Jonesboro, AR you have a 1 in 182 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 25 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jonesboro.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Jonesboro, Arkansas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Jonesboro has increased by 5%, the amount of property crime in Jonesboro has decreased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in Jonesboro has not changed year over year.

      Jonesboro police department

      ItemJonesboroArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1605,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.32.93.3
      There are a total of 160 Jonesboro police officers. This results in 2.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.1% less than the Arkansas average and 28.5% 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
      Bay, AR1,956551,0521,107
      Lake City, AR2,5701609571,117
      Brookland, AR2,7172231,2001,424
      Bono, AR2,4538731,6222,495
      Paragould, AR27,5216093,2623,872
      Sedgwick, AR1636453,4524,096
      Egypt, AR627373,9454,682
      Jonesboro, AR72,6385514,0754,626

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Goodyear, AZ72,6292472,5332,780
      Atascocita, TX72,7133672,1112,477
      Boynton Beach, FL72,7486033,7454,348
      Rapid City, SD72,4416532,9143,568
      Layton, UT72,4131722,0002,172
      Jonesboro, AR72,6385514,0754,626
      Source: The Jonesboro, 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.