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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 peoplePottsville/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime31n/a (estimate)9593,0972,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)124645370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0250.7282.7
Property crime27n/a (estimate)8352,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Pottsville, AR

The Pottsville crime rates are 58.7% 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 4 violent crimes in Pottsville (124 per 100,000 people), which is 66.5% lower than the national average and there were a total of 27 property crimes (835 per 100,000 residents) which is 57.3% lower than average.

In the most recently reported crime year, Pottsville registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

The United States experiences some of the highest vehicle theft rates in the world, with about 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 people. In fact, only a small percentage (about 10%) of cities were lucky enough to report no stolen vehicles at all. Pottsville was one of those cities, as it had no reported vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report.

Is Pottsville a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Pottsville a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Pottsville crime rate is 59% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 0.08 crimes per day - 0.01 violent crimes and 0.07 property crimes.

Has Crime in Pottsville Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Pottsville has increased by 47.6% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Pottsville is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 100%, while property crime has increased by 42.1%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Pottsville.

Potential Causes for Crime in Pottsville

Pottsville has a poverty rate of 11, 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.

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 Pottsville, the cost of living is 19.28% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Pottsville is $143,400, compared to a national average of $184,700.

Pottsville crime map

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

      • Pottsville crime rates are 59% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Pottsville are 67% lower than the national average
      • In Pottsville you have a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Pottsville is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Pottsville has increased by 56%

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        Daily Crime In Pottsville (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pottsville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pottsville is 1 in 809
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pottsville is 1 in 120
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Pottsville is 1 in 105

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

        Pottsville police department

        Item Pottsville Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)55,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.72.93.3
        There are a total of 5 Pottsville police officers. This results in 1.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 41% less than the Arkansas average and 46.6% 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
        Ola, AR8730540540
        Dover, AR2,40001,2731,273
        Dardanelle, AR4,5413121,7842,096
        Atkins, AR3,0315242,2352,758
        Adona, AR1986682,5383,205
        Russellville, AR29,2275592,8513,410
        London, AR7688183,1103,928
        Pottsville, AR3,252124835959

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        Source: The Pottsville, 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.