Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property 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 peopleStar City/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime82n/a (estimate)3,5903,0972,324
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)1,182645370
Vehicle theft7n/a306.5250.7282.7
Property crime55n/a (estimate)2,4082,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Star City, AR

The Star City crime rates are 54.5% higher 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 27 violent crimes in Star City (1182 per 100,000 people), which is 219.7% higher than the national average and there were a total of 55 property crimes (2408 per 100,000 residents) which is 23.2% higher than average.

Star City ranks among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting violent crime, earning its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous areas. With a violent crime rate of 1182 per 100,000 people, Star City is considered one of the most unsafe cities in America. This statistic translates to a 1 in 85 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Star City, underscoring the need for increased safety measures and community engagement to improve the city's security.

While murder rates in the United States have shown a consistent decline since 1990, recent years have witnessed an increase. Unfortunately, Star City ranks among the cities with the highest murder rates in the nation, when compared to all reporting cities in the U.S. In Star City, there were a total of 1 murders, translating to 44 murders per 100,000 residents. This alarming statistic underscores the need for heightened attention to community safety and crime prevention efforts in the area.

Is Star City a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Star City is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Star City has a total crime rate that is 54% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.22 daily crimes (0.07 violent daily crimes and 0.15 daily property crimes) in Star City.

Has Crime in Star City Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Star City has increased by 18.8% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Star City 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 8%, while property crime has increased by 25%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Star City.

Potential Causes for Crime in Star City

In areas where employment options are limited or where a significant proportion of jobs offer meager wages, the likelihood of heightened unemployment and homelessness increases. Regions facing challenges related to unemployment or inadequate income may become more vulnerable to a surge in crime stemming from economic instability. While low unemployment rates tend to lead to reduced crime in most areas. Star City currently has an unemployment rate of 0.4%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. This could be one of many factors that could contribute to a higher or lower crime rate.

In Star City, the cost of living is 15.48% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

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 Star City stands at $92,400, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Star City crime map

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

  • Star City crime rates are 54% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Star City are 220% higher than the national average
  • In Star City you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Star City is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Star City has increased by 3%

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        Daily Crime In Star City (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Star City

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Star City is 1 in 85
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Star City is 1 in 42
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Star City is 1 in 28

        Year Over Year Crime In Star City (per 100,000 people)

        Star City police department

        Item Star City Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)65,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.72.93.3
        There are a total of 6 Star City police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.9% less than the Arkansas average and 18.3% 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
        Woodlawn, AR807102,6993,409
        Rye, AR1447152,7163,431
        Grady, AR2281,0013,8044,804
        Star City, AR1,7621,1822,4083,590

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        Star City, AR1,7621,1822,4083,590
        Source: The Star City, 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.