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Murder rate in NWA

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What is the murder rate currently? Also has it risen any because of the huge growth of the area or is it stable?

Well I guess the murder rate is low enough that I really don't know what it is. I don't think it's made a big deal or that the news necessarily keeps up with the number. That's not to say there isn't any. Crime has gone up somewhat but most people point out that the population rate is growing faster than the crime rate. Not to be picking on Benton County but I think they've been experiancing more problems up there. Or maybe it's more the fact that it's been more noticeable because it used to be much less populated. I know the NWA metro has typically had one of the lowest crime rates if not the lowest crime rate in the state.

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I talked to some of my family on the phone earlier today. They mentioned that Pine Bluff had their first homicide recently. They also mentioned that the Little Rock area has had a big problem with this so far in the new year. But I haven't heard too much about it. Most of our news up here doesn't cover stuff like that elsewhere in the state.

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I do know we had some murders last year but I haven't been able to find any numbers so far. I did see something that listed that there were no murders in 2003 for either Fayetteville or Rogers.

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We haven't had any murders yet this year but, we've had some burglaries though and a man was arrested on charges of selling animal porn out of his trailer. Last year we had 6 homicides.

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I talked to some of my family on the phone earlier today. They mentioned that Pine Bluff had their first homicide recently. They also mentioned that the Little Rock area has had a big problem with this so far in the new year. But I haven't heard too much about it. Most of our news up here doesn't cover stuff like that elsewhere in the state.

Little Rock had a rash of them in early Jan. LR is still small enough that a rash of related crime with 5 or so murders can drastically alter murder rates for the year a whole. Rates had been fairly low in recent years. I remember 2-3 years ago that the murder rate West of Mississippi (kind of an East-West divider for LR) was used the murder rate East of it was higher than Pine Bluff and the murder rate west of it lower than Fayetteville. Don't know if that's still true or not.

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The murder rate in NWA is really circumstantial. It's still one of the safest places to live in the US.

Some statistics for your consideration:

Fayetteville Murders: 1999/1, 2000/6, 2001/0, 2002/0, 2003/0

Fayetteville Highest Murder Rate: 1999/10.3 Murders per 100,000 People

Springdale Murders: 1999/?, 2000/0, 2001/0, 2002/1, 2003/?

Springdale Highest Murder Rate: 2002/2.2 Murders per 100,000 People

Rogers Murders: 1999/1, 2000/1, 2001/2, 2002/?, 2003/0

Rogers Highest Murder Rate: 2001/5.2 Murders per 100,000 People

Bentonville Murders: 1999/?, 2001/?, 2001/0, 2002/0

Bentonville Highest Murder Rate: 0 Murders per 100,000 People

Little Rock Murders: 1999/30, 2000/31, 2001/34, 2002/41, 2003/44

Little Rock Highest Murder Rate: 2003/24.0 Murders per 100,000 People

Dallas Murders: 1999/191, 2000/231, 2001/240, 2002/196, 2003/226

Dallas Highest Murder Rate: 2001/20.2 Murders per 100,000 People

San Antonio Murders: 1999/96, 2000/85, 2001/100, 2002/100, 2003/85

San Antonio Highest Murder Rate: 2001 & 2002/8.7 Murders per 100,000 People

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Little Rock had a rash of them in early Jan. LR is still small enough that a rash of related crime with 5 or so murders can drastically alter murder rates for the year a whole. Rates had been fairly low in recent years. I remember 2-3 years ago that the murder rate West of Mississippi (kind of an East-West divider for LR) was used the murder rate East of it was higher than Pine Bluff and the murder rate west of it lower than Fayetteville. Don't know if that's still true or not.

Yeah I think we've discussed how west Little Rock is rather different than the rest of the city and just as safe as NWA before. It could have been lower than Fayetteville's in one of those years we weren't at 0. I'm pretty sure we had at least one murder last year. I think I remember now they making a big deal about it because it had been the first in several years.

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For Benton County, Rogers averages around 2 to 3 homicides a year, while Bentonville and Lowell have probably only had one in the past 10 years.

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Yeah I think we've discussed how west Little Rock is rather different than the rest of the city and just as safe as NWA before. It could have been lower than Fayetteville's in one of those years we weren't at 0. I'm pretty sure we had at least one murder last year. I think I remember now they making a big deal about it because it had been the first in several years.

The number I was thinking of for LR West of Mississippi was 2.3 per 100k.

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The number I was thinking of for LR West of Mississippi was 2.3 per 100k.

How big is Little Rock? It reaches from the center of the state to the Mississippi? Must be quite a sprawl.

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How big is Little Rock? It reaches from the center of the state to the Mississippi? Must be quite a sprawl.

:lol: No that threw me off in another topic before. He's referring to a street in Little Rock. :D

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does anyone know what the murder rate currently stands at now? i know there have been alot more this year than in the past.

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