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Crime rate in Van Buren, Arkansas (AR): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Van Buren, AR compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Van Buren, AR

The 2019 crime rate in Van Buren, AR is 292 (City-Data.com crime index), which is comparable to the U.S. average. It was higher than in 83.5% U.S. cities. The 2019 Van Buren crime rate fell by 12% compared to 2018. In the last 5 years Van Buren has seen increasing violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Van Buren, AR is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Van Buren:

292.1
Fort Smith:

558.7
Alma:

486.4
Arkoma:

20.6
Barling:

285.6
Cedarville:

305.7
Roland:

147.7
Lavaca:

253.2
Dyer:

196.8
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Van Buren by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
19
(88.4)
7
(31.5)
5
(22.3)
9
(39.0)
7
(30.5)
13
(56.8)
10
(43.4)
16
(69.2)
8
(34.6)
15
(64.8)
10
(42.6)
16
(67.8)
14
(58.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
9
(40.5)
5
(22.3)
8
(34.7)
6
(26.1)
6
(26.2)
6
(26.0)
7
(30.3)
7
(30.3)
8
(34.6)
8
(34.1)
3
(12.7)
7
(29.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
53
(246.6)
47
(211.3)
33
(147.3)
57
(247.1)
57
(248.2)
50
(218.6)
91
(394.6)
44
(190.3)
83
(358.8)
107
(462.5)
79
(336.8)
114
(482.9)
96
(403.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
241
(1,121)
202
(908.4)
203
(906.4)
167
(723.8)
196
(853.5)
196
(856.8)
256
(1,110)
231
(999.3)
227
(981.3)
275
(1,189)
227
(967.8)
220
(931.9)
149
(626.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
622
(2,894)
600
(2,698)
546
(2,438)
479
(2,076)
441
(1,920)
554
(2,422)
609
(2,641)
552
(2,388)
576
(2,490)
542
(2,343)
448
(1,910)
487
(2,063)
541
(2,273)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
38
(176.8)
29
(130.4)
14
(62.5)
8
(34.7)
22
(95.8)
33
(144.2)
27
(117.1)
24
(103.8)
32
(138.3)
51
(220.5)
29
(123.6)
64
(271.1)
62
(260.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(9.3)
2
(9.0)
4
(17.9)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.7)
1
(4.3)
2
(8.6)
3
(13.0)
1
(4.3)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index337.8261.5220.0227.5226.1274.2314.1276.3296.5358.0265.7332.5292.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Van Buren, Arkansas as of January 20, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Van Buren is 359 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2019
Van Buren:

275.2
U.S. Average:

205.8

Violent crime rate in 2018
Van Buren:

324.0
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Van Buren:

228.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Van Buren:

322.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Van Buren:

237.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Van Buren:

179.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Van Buren:

253.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Van Buren:

188.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Van Buren:

167.7
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Van Buren:

179.9
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2008
Van Buren:

107.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Van Buren:

157.4
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Van Buren:

221.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Van Buren:

218.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Van Buren:

199.0
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Van Buren:

150.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Van Buren:

100.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2019
Van Buren:

277.9
U.S. Average:

178.6

Property crime rate in 2018
Van Buren:

330.2
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Van Buren:

307.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Van Buren:

388.0
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Van Buren:

341.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Van Buren:

334.8
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Van Buren:

371.6
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Van Buren:

314.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Van Buren:

281.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Van Buren:

253.8
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2008
Van Buren:

312.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Van Buren:

336.1
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Van Buren:

395.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Van Buren:

383.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Van Buren:

370.9
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Van Buren:

387.3
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Van Buren:

252.3
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 64 (53 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Arkansas average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 61 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Arkansas average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 58 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Arkansas average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 57 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Arkansas average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 58 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Arkansas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 59 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Arkansas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 58 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Arkansas average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 56 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Arkansas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 52 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Arkansas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 57 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Arkansas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 58 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Arkansas average:

2.14

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 51 (37 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.65
Arkansas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 57 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Arkansas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 57 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Arkansas average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 59 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Arkansas average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 54 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Arkansas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 57 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Arkansas average:

1.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Van Buren, AR
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 72956.