Reported Annual Crime In Van Buren

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Buren/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime801n/a (estimate)3,4153,6342,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleVan Buren/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.08.65.3
Rape10n/a42.668.341.7
Robbery8n/a34.164.498.0
Assault79n/a336.8413.6248.9
Violent crime97n/a (estimate)414555383
Burglary227n/a967.8727.7430.4
Theft448n/a1,910.02,109.51,694.4
Vehicle theft29n/a123.6241.4237.4
Property crime704n/a (estimate)3,0013,0792,362

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The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Van Buren, AR for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Van Buren, AR is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Van Buren, AR crime rates are 6% lower than in comparison to the Arkansas mean and are 24% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Van Buren, AR has a rate that is 25% lower than the Arkansas average; compared to the United States, it is 8% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Van Buren, AR is 3% lower than its state's mean, and 27% higher than the country's average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Van Buren crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Van Buren is 24% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.36 daily crimes that occur in Van Buren.
  • Van Buren is safer than 23% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Van Buren you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Van Buren has decreased by 15%.

Compare Van Buren, AR Crime To Other Cities

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

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Van Buren, AR is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Arkansas and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Van Buren, AR are 1.06 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.24 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Van Buren, AR are 1.34 times less than than Arkansas and 1.08 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Van Buren, AR are 1.03 times less than than Arkansas and 1.27 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Van Buren (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Van Buren, AR compared to every other city in Arkansas as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Van Buren, AR ranks safer than 40% of every city located within Arkansas along with 23% 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. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Van Buren, AR. As a result, Van Buren, AR is ranked below average when compared to the majority of 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 242
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Van Buren is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of crime in Van Buren is 1 in 30
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Van Buren, AR? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Van Buren, AR you have a 1 in 242 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 34 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Van Buren, AR.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Van Buren, AR is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Van Buren, AR has decreased by 3%, the amount of property crime in Van Buren, AR has decreased by 17%, and the total amount of crime in Van Buren, AR has decreased by 15% year to 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
Arkansas7,221262222
There are a total of 7,221 sex offenders in Arkansas. This yields a total of 262 sex offenders in Arkansas per 100,000 residents which is 18% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Moffett, OK140000
Pocola, OK4,045246737982
Lavaca, AR2,5922488681,117
Arkoma, OK1,9121579931,149
Cedarville, AR1,5292221,2331,455
Kibler, AR1,1612391,3241,563
Dyer, AR6812311,5051,736
Van Buren, AR23,1554143,0013,415

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ewa Gentry, HI23,1682743,0883,362
Washington, UT23,1411161,7581,875
Bay Point, CA23,1316923,8484,540
Brandon, MS23,1861129281,040
Landover, MD23,1247423,2994,041
Van Buren, AR23,1554143,0013,415
Source: The Van Buren, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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