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


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

Crime rate in West Memphis, AR

The 2022 crime rate in West Memphis, AR is 947 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.8 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.6% U.S. cities. The 2022 West Memphis crime rate rose by 3% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 12 - an increase of 5 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years West Memphis has seen rise of violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous West Memphis, AR is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
West Memphis:

947.1
Marion:

344.7
Memphis:

1,022.4
Walls:

68.4
Horn Lake:

177.1
Turrell:

30.1
Southaven:

235.8
Earle:

162.7
Bartlett:

163.4
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in West Memphis by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
4
(14.8)
6
(22.9)
4
(15.1)
6
(22.9)
6
(23.5)
4
(15.8)
6
(23.8)
14
(56.4)
7
(27.9)
17
(68.9)
8
(32.7)
7
(28.9)
7
(29.2)
12
(50.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
31
(114.8)
26
(99.1)
38
(143.7)
31
(118.5)
27
(105.9)
48
(189.2)
37
(146.7)
52
(209.5)
37
(147.3)
28
(113.5)
33
(135.0)
31
(128.1)
34
(141.9)
25
(105.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
102
(377.8)
124
(472.5)
115
(434.9)
137
(523.8)
82
(321.6)
47
(185.3)
76
(301.4)
80
(322.3)
103
(409.9)
54
(218.9)
57
(233.2)
45
(185.9)
50
(208.7)
44
(184.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
566
(2,097)
529
(2,016)
459
(1,736)
483
(1,847)
281
(1,102)
265
(1,045)
306
(1,213)
317
(1,277)
303
(1,206)
392
(1,589)
382
(1,563)
526
(2,173)
559
(2,333)
547
(2,297)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,077
(3,990)
1,049
(3,997)
1,362
(5,151)
1,084
(4,145)
700
(2,745)
400
(1,577)
366
(1,451)
369
(1,487)
380
(1,512)
360
(1,459)
336
(1,375)
201
(830.4)
202
(843.1)
203
(852.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,049
(3,886)
1,075
(4,096)
1,168
(4,417)
1,174
(4,489)
866
(3,396)
992
(3,910)
921
(3,652)
753
(3,034)
831
(3,307)
801
(3,247)
760
(3,109)
776
(3,206)
597
(2,492)
739
(3,104)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
146
(540.8)
147
(560.1)
109
(412.2)
138
(527.7)
104
(407.8)
85
(335.0)
95
(376.7)
80
(322.3)
102
(406.0)
110
(445.9)
134
(548.2)
129
(532.9)
166
(692.9)
189
(793.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(25.9)
17
(64.8)
12
(45.4)
16
(61.2)
19
(74.5)
9
(35.5)
11
(43.6)
10
(40.3)
10
(39.8)
7
(28.4)
9
(36.8)
15
(62.0)
6
(25.0)
8
(33.6)
City-Data.com crime index1132.21158.31193.01179.1809.3741.0775.9883.8808.3879.8820.5879.7915.3947.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 94 registered sex offenders living in West Memphis, Arkansas as of May 18, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in West Memphis is 272 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
West Memphis:

1,446.9
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
West Memphis:

1,471.3
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
West Memphis:

1,365.4
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
West Memphis:

1,098.5
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
West Memphis:

1,155.3
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
West Memphis:

1,010.9
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
West Memphis:

1,122.2
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
West Memphis:

951.7
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
West Memphis:

835.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
West Memphis:

864.7
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
West Memphis:

1,349.7
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
West Memphis:

1,259.3
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
West Memphis:

1,388.8
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
West Memphis:

1,381.7
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
West Memphis:

1,206.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
West Memphis:

1,006.1
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
West Memphis:

921.8
U.S. Average:

232.6

Violent crime rate in 2005
West Memphis:

916.2
U.S. Average:

227.0

Property crime rate in 2022
West Memphis:

444.8
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
West Memphis:

397.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
West Memphis:

406.3
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
West Memphis:

512.6
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
West Memphis:

521.1
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
West Memphis:

528.7
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
West Memphis:

497.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
West Memphis:

529.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
West Memphis:

561.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
West Memphis:

780.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
West Memphis:

1,132.6
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
West Memphis:

1,312.8
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
West Memphis:

1,088.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
West Memphis:

1,073.3
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
West Memphis:

1,184.7
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
West Memphis:

796.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
West Memphis:

717.7
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
West Memphis:

893.1
U.S. Average:

322.3
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 2021, including police officers: 86 (69 officers - 62 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Arkansas average:

2.25

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 95 (75 officers - 65 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.10
Arkansas average:

2.26

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 111 (89 officers - 78 male; 11 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Arkansas average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 108 (87 officers - 79 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.53
Arkansas average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 100 (79 officers - 70 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.14
Arkansas average:

2.00

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 96 (76 officers - 68 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Arkansas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 103 (78 officers - 71 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.09
Arkansas average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 100 (78 officers - 70 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.07
Arkansas average:

1.99

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 101 (78 officers - 71 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Arkansas average:

2.01

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 97 (77 officers - 70 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Arkansas average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 94 (74 officers - 69 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.80
Arkansas average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 95 (75 officers - 67 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.86
Arkansas average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 100 (82 officers - 76 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.04
Arkansas average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 91 (71 officers - 64 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.59
Arkansas average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 98 (80 officers - 73 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Arkansas average:

1.97

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 102 (82 officers - 75 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.88
Arkansas average:

1.93

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 97 (79 officers - 72 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.78
Arkansas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 99 (79 officers - 71 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.79
Arkansas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 101 (82 officers - 72 male; 10 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Arkansas average:

1.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in West Memphis, AR
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 72301.