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


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

Crime rate in Jonesboro, AR

The 2018 crime rate in Jonesboro, AR is 388 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 90.9% U.S. cities. The 2018 Jonesboro crime rate fell by 5% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 4 - a decrease of 9 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Jonesboro has seen rise of violent crime and rise of property crime.
See how dangerous Jonesboro, AR is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Jonesboro:

387.7
Bono:

452.8
Brookland:

137.9
Bay:

93.0
Lake City:

112.5
Trumann:

526.0
Harrisburg:

237.6
Weiner:

46.9
Paragould:

448.7
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Jonesboro by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(3.4)
3
(5.0)
5
(8.2)
5
(7.8)
1
(1.5)
2
(3.0)
1
(1.5)
4
(5.8)
2
(2.8)
9
(12.4)
4
(5.4)
5
(6.6)
13
(17.1)
4
(5.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
27
(45.5)
39
(65.0)
30
(49.0)
32
(49.9)
27
(41.6)
22
(32.6)
44
(64.9)
21
(30.5)
36
(50.6)
55
(75.8)
56
(76.3)
35
(46.5)
54
(70.9)
57
(73.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
101
(170.1)
88
(146.6)
92
(150.3)
89
(138.7)
74
(113.9)
56
(83.1)
81
(119.5)
78
(113.4)
58
(81.6)
61
(84.1)
56
(76.3)
72
(95.7)
62
(81.4)
57
(73.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
351
(591.2)
337
(561.3)
206
(336.6)
152
(236.8)
194
(298.7)
215
(319.1)
207
(305.4)
192
(279.0)
217
(305.1)
255
(351.4)
276
(376.0)
275
(365.5)
271
(355.7)
307
(398.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
1,397
(2,353)
1,579
(2,630)
1,419
(2,319)
1,269
(1,977)
1,221
(1,880)
1,213
(1,800)
1,276
(1,883)
1,166
(1,695)
979
(1,377)
681
(938.4)
671
(914.1)
1,528
(2,031)
1,239
(1,626)
1,150
(1,491)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,154
(3,628)
2,080
(3,465)
1,993
(3,257)
1,853
(2,887)
1,772
(2,729)
1,619
(2,403)
1,968
(2,904)
1,889
(2,745)
1,930
(2,714)
2,409
(3,320)
2,182
(2,973)
1,727
(2,296)
1,728
(2,268)
1,825
(2,366)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
168
(283.0)
148
(246.5)
114
(186.3)
105
(163.6)
104
(160.1)
69
(102.4)
103
(152.0)
102
(148.2)
86
(120.9)
82
(113.0)
91
(124.0)
114
(151.5)
157
(206.1)
168
(217.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(10.1)
7
(11.7)
12
(19.6)
17
(26.5)
10
(15.4)
9
(13.4)
15
(22.1)
12
(17.4)
12
(16.9)
8
(11.0)
9
(12.3)
11
(14.6)
12
(15.8)
11
(14.3)
City-Data.com crime index544.9560.6475.4411.4383.8351.1411.9366.2346.2388.4362.8398.5407.4387.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 89 registered sex offenders living in Jonesboro, Arkansas as of November 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jonesboro is 822 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Jonesboro:

320.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Jonesboro:

323.5
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Jonesboro:

290.4
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Jonesboro:

313.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Jonesboro:

318.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Jonesboro:

249.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Jonesboro:

238.3
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Jonesboro:

280.4
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Jonesboro:

239.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Jonesboro:

251.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Jonesboro:

253.2
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Jonesboro:

308.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Jonesboro:

428.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Jonesboro:

432.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2003
Jonesboro:

274.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Jonesboro:

215.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Jonesboro:

449.2
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Jonesboro:

469.6
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Jonesboro:

543.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Jonesboro:

350.0
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Jonesboro:

370.6
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Jonesboro:

429.2
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Jonesboro:

498.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Jonesboro:

544.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Jonesboro:

495.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Jonesboro:

536.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Jonesboro:

564.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Jonesboro:

654.5
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Jonesboro:

736.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Jonesboro:

694.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2003
Jonesboro:

484.6
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Jonesboro:

378.6
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 2018, including police officers: 173 (160 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Arkansas average:

2.22

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 185 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Arkansas average:

1.98

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 182 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.06
Arkansas average:

2.21

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 167 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.10
Arkansas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 161 (149 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Arkansas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 163 (153 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Arkansas average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 160 (149 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Arkansas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 155 (144 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Arkansas average:

2.16

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 159 (148 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Arkansas average:

2.12

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 156 (145 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Arkansas average:

2.15

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 154 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Arkansas average:

2.11

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 151 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Arkansas average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 140 (127 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Arkansas average:

1.92

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 132 (122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Arkansas average:

1.96

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 133 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Arkansas average:

1.95

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 135 (123 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Arkansas average:

1.90

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Jonesboro, AR
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 72401, 72404, 72467.