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15 Most Dangerous Cities in Arkansas

What are the most dangerous cities in Arkansas? To find out what cities in Arkansas that are the most dangerous with the highest crime rates, we consulted the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report. Our rankings are based solely on the data publicly released each year by the FBI. Both violent and property crimes into account when compiling our list of Arkansas’ most dangerous cities. Our list of dangerous cities, however, are ranked according to violent crime rate.*

We realize that this topic is inherently controversial in nature and hits close to home. We are aware that there are many different ways to present this data, but when compiling this list we chose to consider not just murder rate, but both violent and property crimes. Our list is ranked by violent crime rate, but check each city listing to get a general idea of the city’s ranking in terms of overall criminal offenses. Only cities with populations over 5,000 were considered.

1. West Memphis, AR: Arkansas’ Most Dangerous City

Population: 26,153
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 24.97 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 91.54 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 116.51 per 1,000 residents

West Memphis has a crime rate of about 117 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in West Memphis? One in 9

West Memphis’ ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #1

These statistics make West Memphis the most dangerous city in Arkansas.

2. Helena-West Helena, AR

Population: 12,152
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.58 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 76.70 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 90.27 per 1,000 residents

Helena-West Helena has a crime rate of about 90 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Helena-West Helena? One in 11.

Helena-West Helena’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #5

3. Osceola, AR

Population: 7,702
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.24 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 64.66 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 77.90 per 1,000 residents

Osceola has a crime rate of about 78 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Osceola? One in 13.

Osceola’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #10

4. Little Rock, AR

Population:196,055
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.15 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 80.61 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 93.76 per 1,000 residents

Little Rock has a crime rate of about 94 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Little Rock? One in 10.

Little Rock’s ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #3

5. Texarkana, AR

Population: 30,231
Annual Crimes Per 1,000 Residents
Violent Crimes: 13.00 per 1,000 residents
Property Crimes: 66.02 per 1,000 residents
Total Reported Crimes: 79.02 per 1,000 residents

Texarkana has a crime rate of about 79 per one thousand residents.

Your chance of becoming a victim of a crime in Texarkana? One in 13.

Texarkana ranking when considering both violent and property crimes? #9

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