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Total crime 181%
Violent crime 423%
Property crime 138%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Memphis/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,710n/a (estimate)6,9963,4432,489
Murder8n/a32.78.05.0
Rape33n/a135.077.242.6
Robbery57n/a233.251.681.6
Assault387n/a1,583.3447.8250.2
Violent crime485n/a (estimate)1,984585379
Burglary336n/a1,374.7599.6340.5
Theft756n/a3,093.02,012.61,549.5
Vehicle theft133n/a544.1245.9219.9
Property crime1,225n/a (estimate)5,0122,8582,110

Key findings

  • West Memphis crime rates are 181% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Memphis are 423% higher than the national average
  • In West Memphis you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Memphis is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Memphis has decreased by 1%

West Memphis crime map

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The West Memphis crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in West Memphis 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 West Memphis crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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Compare West Memphis, AR Crime

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      Daily Crime In West Memphis (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in West Memphis, AR per 100,000 people. In West Memphis, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 2.03 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.81 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in West Memphis is 3.39 times more than the Arkansas average and 5.23 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, West Memphis has a daily crime rate that is 1.75 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.38 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is West Memphis (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in West Memphis, Arkansas compared to other areas of Arkansas, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is West Memphis safe? In the graphs above, it shows that West Memphis is safer than 2% of Arkansas cities, and 1% 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 West Memphis. At this time, West Memphis sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Memphis

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Memphis is 1 in 51
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Memphis is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Memphis is 1 in 15
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in West Memphis, Arkansas? If you reside in West Memphis, then there is a 1 in 51 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 20. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 15 risk that you will become a victim of crime in West Memphis.

      Year Over Year Crime In West Memphis (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in West Memphis, 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 West Memphis has increased by 1%, the amount of property crime in West Memphis has decreased by 2%, and the total amount of crime in West Memphis has decreased by 1% year over year.

      West Memphis police department

      ItemWest MemphisArkansasNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)975,164558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.72.93.3
      There are a total of 97 West Memphis police officers. This results in 3.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 25.8% greater than the Arkansas average and 14.1% greater 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
      Jericho, AR96000
      Lynchburg, MS2,19779677756
      Walls, MS1,32696823920
      Clarkedale, AR4342361,1551,391
      Horn Lake, MS26,7851142,4802,594
      Earle, AR1,9896822,0902,771
      Southaven, MS51,8161653,1913,356
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9845,0126,996

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clinton, MS25,4111871,6001,788
      Cabot, AR25,4073721,3801,753
      Melrose Park, IL25,4222981,2751,573
      South Portland, ME25,3971872,1922,379
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43052568619
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9845,0126,996
      Source: The West Memphis, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.