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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 peoplePea Ridge/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime83n/a (estimate)1,0863,0972,324
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)262645370
Vehicle theft4n/a52.3250.7282.7
Property crime63n/a (estimate)8242,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Pea Ridge, 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 Pea Ridge crime rate is lower than the national average by 53.3%. Specifically, there were 20 violent crimes in Pea Ridge, equivalent to 262 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 29.2%. Furthermore, Pea Ridge recorded 63 property crimes, amounting to 824 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 57.8%.

During the most recently reported crime year, Pea Ridge 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.

Is Pea Ridge a Safe Place to Live?

Is Pea Ridge 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, Pea Ridge has a crime rate that is lower than the national average by 53%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.23 daily incidents, encompassing 0.05 violent crimes and 0.17 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Pea Ridge as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Pea Ridge Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Pea Ridge has increased by 2.5%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Pea Ridge, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has increased by 53.9%, while property crime has increased by 7.4%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Pea Ridge is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge has a poverty rate of 6.1, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Pea Ridge has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.22 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Pea Ridge stands at $140,500, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Pea Ridge crime map

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

      • Pea Ridge crime rates are 53% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Pea Ridge are 29% lower than the national average
      • In Pea Ridge you have a 1 in 93 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Pea Ridge is safer than 51% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Pea Ridge has decreased by 11%

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        Daily Crime In Pea Ridge (per 100,000 people)

        The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Pea Ridge, Arkansas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Pea Ridge are 2.85 times less than the Arkansas average and 2.14 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Pea Ridge are 2.47 times less than than Arkansas and 1.41 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Pea Ridge are 2.97 times less than than Arkansas and 2.37 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Pea Ridge (higher is better)

        How safe is Pea Ridge, Arkansas compared to other cities in Arkansas and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Pea Ridge is safer than 73% of the cities in Arkansas and 51% 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 Pea Ridge. Overall, Pea Ridge is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pea Ridge

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pea Ridge is 1 in 383
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pea Ridge is 1 in 122
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pea Ridge is 1 in 93
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Pea Ridge? In Pea Ridge, you have a 1 in 383 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 122. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Pea Ridge, AR is 1 in 93.

        Year Over Year Crime In Pea Ridge (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Pea Ridge is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Pea Ridge has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 34% in Pea Ridge, while property crimes in Pea Ridge have decreased by 19%. Total crime has decreased by 11% year over year.

        Pea Ridge police department

        Item Pea Ridge Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)115,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.22.93.3
        There are a total of 11 Pea Ridge police officers. This results in 2.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 24.6% less than the Arkansas average and 31.6% 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
        Washburn, MO415000
        Highfill, AR1,3831910191
        Cave Springs, AR4,859113257370
        Centerton, AR15,345205424629
        Bella Vista, AR28,819220425645
        Prairie Creek, AR2,176143543686
        Lowell, AR9,4332119811,192
        Pea Ridge, AR5,9602628241,086

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Stratmoor, CO5,9605703,6494,219
        Lebanon, KY5,9601701,1591,329
        Gladewater, TX5,9601131,0531,166
        Norwood, PA5,9572361,2501,487
        Forest Glen, MD5,9572289371,166
        Pea Ridge, AR5,9602628241,086
        Source: The Pea Ridge, 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.