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Total crime 81%
Violent crime 81%
Property crime 81%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJonesboro/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,519n/a (estimate)4,4963,4432,489
Murder13n/a16.68.05.0
Rape74n/a94.677.242.6
Robbery58n/a74.151.681.6
Assault392n/a500.9447.8250.2
Violent crime537n/a (estimate)686585379
Burglary1,092n/a1,395.3599.6340.5
Theft1,758n/a2,246.32,012.61,549.5
Vehicle theft132n/a168.7245.9219.9
Property crime2,982n/a (estimate)3,8102,8582,110

Key findings

  • Jonesboro crime rates are 81% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jonesboro are 81% higher than the national average
  • In Jonesboro you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jonesboro is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jonesboro has decreased by 3%

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 1.31 times more than the state average and 1.81 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Jonesboro on a daily basis are 1.17 times more than than Arkansas average and 1.81 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Jonesboro are 1.33 times more than the daily state average and 1.81 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 17% of the cities in Arkansas and 7% 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 146
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jonesboro is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jonesboro is 1 in 23
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Jonesboro? In Jonesboro, AR you have a 1 in 146 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 27 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 23 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 25%, the amount of property crime in Jonesboro has decreased by 7%, and the total amount of crime in Jonesboro has decreased by 3% 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
      Lake City, AR2,570154731885
      Bono, AR2,4532451,1461,391
      Bay, AR1,9561661,3301,496
      Brookland, AR2,7171861,5961,782
      Sedgwick, AR1636933,3874,080
      Egypt, AR627923,8714,663
      Cash, AR4238494,1504,999
      Jonesboro, AR72,6386863,8104,496

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Goodyear, AZ72,6292022,3972,599
      Atascocita, TX72,7133742,1322,506
      Boynton Beach, FL72,7487133,2994,012
      Rapid City, SD72,4417073,2143,922
      Layton, UT72,4131641,9832,147
      Jonesboro, AR72,6386863,8104,496
      Source: The Jonesboro, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.