Crime in Prairie Grove, Arkansas

Prairie Grove's crime rate

There were 150 crimes reported in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in 2019, the most recent year crime data is available. Adjusted for population, the city’s annual crime rate is 2,275 incidents for every 100,000 people.

How does Prairie Grove compare?

Prairie Grove has a lower overall crime rate than the country as a whole. For comparison, the national total crime rate is 2,489 incidents for every 100,000 people.

Prairie Grove's overall crime rate is 34% lower than the overall crime rate in Arkansas. Statewide, there were 103,893 crimes reported in 2019, or 3,443 for every 100,000 people.

What types of crimes are being committed?

The FBI's crime rate includes seven crime categories: three property crimes -- larceny, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, and four violent crimes -- aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and murder.

Property crime

The vast majority of crimes in America are property crimes, accounting for 85% of total crimes in 2019. In Prairie Grove, however, property crimes account for about 89% of all offenses.

Despite accounting for a higher than average share of total offenses, property crime is less prevalent in Prairie Grove than it is nationwide. There were 134 property crimes in Prairie Grove in 2019, or 2,032 for every 100,000 residents. Meanwhile, the national property crime rate is 2,110 incidents per 100,000 people.

Larceny

Larceny is by far the most common type of property crime in the U.S. It is also the most commonly committed type of property crime in Prairie Grove. There were 103 larcenies reported in Prairie Grove in 2019, or 1,562 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the larceny rate is 1,550 per 100,000.

Burglary

There were 27 break-ins reported in Prairie Grove in 2019, or 409 for every 100,000 residents. For reference, there were 341 reported burglaries for every 100,000 people nationwide in 2019.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Across the United States, the annual motor vehicle theft rate is 220 for every 100,000 people. In Prairie Grove, meanwhile, there were 4 motor vehicle thefts in 2019, or 61 for every 100,000 people.

Violent crime

Violent crime accounts for a relatively small share of crimes nationwide. These offenses, which are generally more egregious than property crimes, account for about 15% of the nearly 8.2 million offenses reported across the U.S. in 2019. In Prairie Grove, however, violent offenses account for a smaller 11% share of all reported crime.

At 243 incidents for every 100,000 people, the violent crime rate in Prairie Grove is below the national violent crime rate of 379 offenses per 100,000 people. Law enforcement in Prairie Grove reported a total of 16 violent crimes in 2019.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault is by far the most common type of violent crime reported in the U.S. It is also the most commonly reported violent offense in Prairie Grove. There were 9 aggravated assaults reported in Prairie Grove in 2019, or 137 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, the rate is higher, standing at 250 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people.

Robbery

Robbery is the second most common type of violent crime in America, but there were no robberies reported in Prairie Grove in 2019. The national robbery rate was 86 per 100,000 in 2019.

Rape

There were 6 rapes reported in Prairie Grove in 2019, or 91 for every 100,000 people. Nationwide, there were 139,815 rapes in 2019, a rate of 43 per 100,000 people.

Murder

There was one homicide reported in the city in 2019. Adjusted for population, the murder rate in Prairie Grove is 15.2 for every 100,000 people, more than triple the national murder rate of 5 per 100,000 people.

Prairie Grove compared to other cities in Arkansas

Prairie Grove has a lower crime rate than the vast majority of all comparable cities in Arkansas. To be considered comparable, a city must have a complete 2019 FBI crime report and population of 5,000 or more.

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