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Violent 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 peopleWard/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime175n/a (estimate)2,6433,0972,324
Violent crime46n/a (estimate)695645370
Vehicle theft7n/a105.7250.7282.7
Property crime129n/a (estimate)1,9482,4521,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ward, AR

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Ward crime rate is higher than the national average by 13.7%. Specifically, there were 46 violent crimes in Ward, equivalent to 695 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 87.9%. Furthermore, Ward recorded 129 property crimes, amounting to 1948 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 0.3%.

When assessing the total crime rate in Ward per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes within Ward, underscores the close alignment of reported crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

In the most recently reported crime year, Ward 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.

Ward maintains a property crime rate that closely resembles the national norm. In Ward, 1948 property crimes were reported, aligning with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. Consequently, the area's safety profile stands on par with the average city, neither significantly safer nor more dangerous. This consistency underscores a balanced commitment to community safety and security, providing residents with a stable and reassuring living environment.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Ward?

What do the local residents think about crime in Ward? Well, based on a recent survey of 7 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 57% of Ward residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 43% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Ward a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Ward, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Ward presents a total crime rate that is 14% higher than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Ward experiences an average of 0.48 daily crimes, comprising 0.13 violent incidents and 0.35 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Ward Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Ward. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Ward has increased by 27.7%. Violent crimes have decreased by 4.2%, while property crimes have increased by 44.9%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ward

Ward has a population density of 1207.1 people per square mile, contrasting with the national average of 90.6 people per square mile. High population density cities are often large urban hubs teeming with diverse economic opportunities. Within these environments, income disparities can become pronounced, leading to higher poverty levels. This economic divide may contribute to an uptick in property crimes and, occasionally, violent crimes. In contrast, areas characterized by low population density typically exhibit lower Ward crime rates.

Ward has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 2.41 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

In Ward, the average rental rates are $983 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Ward crime map

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

  • Ward crime rates are 14% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ward are 88% higher than the national average
  • In Ward you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ward is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ward has increased by 9%

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        Daily Crime In Ward (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Ward, AR per 100,000 people. In Ward, the total number of daily crimes is 1.17 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.14 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Ward is 1.08 times more than the Arkansas average and 1.88 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Ward has a daily crime rate that is 1.26 times less than the Arkansas average and 1.00 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Ward (higher is better)

        What are the odds that you'll be safer in Ward, Arkansas compared to other areas of Arkansas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Ward safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Ward is safer than 25% of Arkansas cities, and 12% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Arkansas, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Ward. At this time, Ward sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ward

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ward is 1 in 144
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ward is 1 in 52
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ward is 1 in 38
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Ward, Arkansas you have a 1 in 144 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 52 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 38 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Ward.

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

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Ward is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Ward has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 18% in Ward, while property crimes in Ward have increased by 24%. Total crime has increased by 9% year over year.

        Ward police department

        Item Ward Arkansas National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)105,164558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.42.93.3
        There are a total of 10 Ward police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 18.1% less than the Arkansas average and 25.8% 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
        Austin, AR3,69888550638
        Vilonia, AR4,55666929996
        Cabot, AR26,3763701,6712,041
        Beebe, AR8,1314952,2002,695
        Enola, AR3897352,7943,529
        Mount Vernon, AR1787512,8543,604
        Higginson, AR8127762,9493,725
        Ward, AR5,1956951,9482,643

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Williamsville, NY5,1944021,6152,018
        Elmsford, NY5,1972158611,076
        Bisbee, AZ5,199244693937
        Titusville, PA5,2003351,7752,110
        Marshfield, MA5,190122218340
        Ward, AR5,1956951,9482,643
        Source: The Ward, 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.