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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 peopleLowell/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime124n/a (estimate)1,1923,0972,324
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)211645370
Vehicle theft3n/a28.8250.7282.7
Property crime102n/a (estimate)9812,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Lowell, AR

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Lowell crime rate is lower than the national average by 48.7%. Specifically, there were 22 violent crimes in Lowell, equivalent to 211 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 42.8%. Furthermore, Lowell recorded 102 property crimes, amounting to 981 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 49.8%.

During the most recently reported crime year, Lowell 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.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Lowell?

AreaVibes surveyed 11 local residents in Lowell to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 82% of people answered that there was very little crime in Lowell and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 18% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Lowell a Safe Place to Live?

Is Lowell 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, Lowell has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 49%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.34 daily incidents, encompassing 0.06 violent crimes and 0.28 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Lowell as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Lowell Increased Since Last Year?

Examining year-over-year crime data provides insights into short-term trends with regards to the crime activity in Lowell. This analysis involves comparing crime rates from one year to the next, enabling the identification of patterns and fluctuations in crime. Such information proves invaluable to residents seeking to make well-informed decisions about their choice of residence. In the most recent year, compared to the previous one, total crime in Lowell has decreased by 21%. Specifically, violent crime has decreased by 21.4%, while property crime has decreased by 20.9%. This data empowers individuals with a clearer understanding of the evolving safety landscape in Lowell.

Potential Causes for Crime in Lowell

Limited employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-wage jobs can result in higher rates of unemployment and underemployment. Regions where individuals grapple with joblessness or meager wages may exhibit greater vulnerability to an uptick in crime due to financial instability. While areas that have strong employment rates, often will see a reduction in overall crime. Lowell, for instance, reports an unemployment rate of 0.5%, which differs from the national average of 4.7%.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Lowell, 77.8% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Rising cost of living expenses, including increased housing costs, grocery, utility and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards crime, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Lowell, the cost of living is 9.79% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

Lowell crime map

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

      • Lowell crime rates are 49% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Lowell are 43% lower than the national average
      • In Lowell you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Lowell is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Lowell has decreased by 23%

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        Daily Crime In Lowell (per 100,000 people)

        The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Lowell, AR per 100,000 people. In Lowell, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.60 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.95 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Lowell is 3.05 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.75 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Lowell has a daily crime rate that is 2.50 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.99 times less than the overall daily national average.

        How Safe is Lowell (higher is better)

        How safe is Lowell, Arkansas compared to other cities in Arkansas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Lowell is safer than 76% of the cities in Arkansas and 56% 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 Lowell. Overall, Lowell is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lowell

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lowell is 1 in 473
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lowell is 1 in 102
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Lowell is 1 in 84
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Lowell, Arkansas you have a 1 in 473 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 102 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 84 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Lowell.

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

        Determining whether Lowell is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Lowell violent crime rates have decreased by 23%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 23% year over year. Total crimes for Lowell has decreased by 23% in the same time frame.

        Lowell police department

        Item Lowell Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)225,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.92.93.3
        There are a total of 22 Lowell police officers. This results in 2.9 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.4% less than the Arkansas average and 10.6% 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
        Highfill, AR1,3831910191
        Cave Springs, AR4,859113257370
        Elm Springs, AR2,442107407514
        Centerton, AR15,345205424629
        Bella Vista, AR28,819220425645
        Goshen, AR2,528222444667
        Prairie Creek, AR2,176143543686
        Lowell, AR9,4332119811,192

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Brownfield, TX9,4315181,2501,769
        Powdersville, SC9,4363801,7852,165
        Bloomingdale, TN9,4287202,6663,386
        Bladensburg, MD9,4284841,9872,471
        Mount Airy, MD9,4393071,2611,568
        Lowell, AR9,4332119811,192
        Source: The Lowell, 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.