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Total crime 175%
Violent crime 418%
Property crime 133%
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 peopleWest Memphis/100k peopleArkansas/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,748n/a (estimate)7,0863,4572,580
Murder16n/a64.97.25.0
Rape26n/a105.472.942.6
Robbery55n/a223.052.986.2
Assault389n/a1,576.9410.7246.8
Violent crime486n/a (estimate)1,970544381
Burglary357n/a1,447.2636.8376.0
Theft795n/a3,222.82,040.21,594.6
Vehicle theft110n/a445.9236.0228.9
Property crime1,262n/a (estimate)5,1162,9132,200

Key findings

  • West Memphis crime rates are 175% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Memphis are 418% 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 increased by 2%

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 2.05 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.75 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in West Memphis is 3.62 times more than the Arkansas average and 5.18 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, West Memphis has a daily crime rate that is 1.76 times more than the Arkansas average and 2.33 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 1% 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 11%, the amount of property crime in West Memphis has decreased by 1%, and the total amount of crime in West Memphis has increased by 2% 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
      Lynchburg, MS2,19767684751
      Walls, MS1,32681833914
      Clarkedale, AR4342201,1771,397
      Earle, AR1,9892561,3711,627
      Horn Lake, MS26,7851032,3862,489
      Jericho, AR9602,7032,703
      Southaven, MS51,8161242,9813,106
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9705,1167,086

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      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Clinton, MS25,411602,1402,200
      Cabot, AR25,4071471,5231,671
      Melrose Park, IL25,4223381,2561,594
      South Portland, ME25,3971411,7801,921
      Ridgewood, NJ25,43020610629
      West Memphis, AR25,4111,9705,1167,086
      Source: The West Memphis, 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.