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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 68%
Property crime 53%
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSalem/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17n/a (estimate)1,0383,2852,346
Murder0n/a0.010.66.5
Rape1n/a61.173.538.4
Robbery0n/a0.052.073.9
Assault1n/a61.1535.8279.7
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)122672388
Burglary7n/a427.6523.1314.2
Theft7n/a427.61,828.51,398.0
Vehicle theft1n/a61.1261.8246.0
Property crime15n/a (estimate)9162,6131,958

Key findings

  • Salem crime rates are 56% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Salem are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Salem you have a 1 in 97 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Salem is safer than 71% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Salem has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Salem (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Salem

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Salem is 1 in 819
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Salem is 1 in 110
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Salem is 1 in 97

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

      Salem police department

      ItemSalemArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a5,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a2.93.3

      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Haskell, AR4,376107857964
      Salem city, AR1,9353251,2651,590
      Avilla, AR9943471,3491,696
      Landmark, AR3,0453481,3551,704
      Shannon Hills, AR3,6145121,5622,074
      East End, AR7,1485292,0582,588
      Tull, AR5856232,4233,047
      Salem, AR2,5711229161,038

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rockville, IN2,5711819021,083
      Konterra, MD2,571147591738
      Barnesville, MN2,57107777
      Privateer, SC2,5712521,2911,542
      Milton, WV2,5711961,7671,963
      Salem, AR2,5711229161,038
      Source: The Salem, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.