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Total crime 49%
Violent crime 49%
Property crime 48%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Buren/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime905n/a (estimate)3,8333,4572,580
Murder1n/a4.27.25.0
Rape16n/a67.872.942.6
Robbery3n/a12.752.986.2
Assault114n/a482.9410.7246.8
Violent crime134n/a (estimate)568544381
Burglary220n/a931.9636.8376.0
Theft487n/a2,062.92,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft64n/a271.1236.0228.9
Property crime771n/a (estimate)3,2662,9132,200

Key findings

  • Van Buren crime rates are 49% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Van Buren are 49% higher than the national average
  • In Van Buren you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Van Buren is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Van Buren has increased by 12%

Van Buren crime map

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The Van Buren crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Van Buren as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Van Buren crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Van Buren (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Van Buren, Arkansas is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Van Buren are 1.11 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.49 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Van Buren are 1.04 times more than than Arkansas and 1.49 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Van Buren are 1.12 times more than than Arkansas and 1.48 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Van Buren (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Van Buren to every other city in Arkansas, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Van Buren safe? The gauges above illustrate that Van Buren is safer than 25% of every city located within Arkansas along with 12% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Arkansas and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Van Buren, AR is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Van Buren

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Van Buren is 1 in 177
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Buren is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Buren is 1 in 27
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Van Buren, Arkansas you have a 1 in 177 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Van Buren.

      Year Over Year Crime In Van Buren (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Van Buren, Arkansas (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Van Buren has increased by 37%, the amount of property crime in Van Buren has increased by 9%, and the total amount of crime in Van Buren has increased by 12% year over year.

      Van Buren police department

      ItemVan BurenArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)565,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.93.3
      There are a total of 56 Van Buren police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17% less than the Arkansas average and 24.7% less than the National average.

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Arkoma, OK1,9120317317
      Pocola, OK4,045172295467
      Cedarville, AR1,52971857928
      Kibler, AR1,1612341,2531,487
      Lavaca, AR2,5923651,1771,542
      Roland, OK3,4362112,1092,319
      Barling, AR4,7474831,8502,333
      Van Buren, AR23,1555683,2663,833

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ewa Gentry, HI23,1682723,1323,403
      Washington, UT23,1411261,7221,848
      Bay Point, CA23,1316893,6684,356
      Landover, MD23,1246963,0183,715
      Brandon, MS23,186124766890
      Van Buren, AR23,1555683,2663,833
      Source: The Van Buren, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.