The Year End Report: 2022 Top 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Arkansas
Looks like crime is up in the state of Arkansas. The year-end report is out and some things have changed over the past year on what towns are the most dangerous in Arkansas.
This new report shows that a higher crime rate is not necessarily in the larger more populated towns. The increase in violent crime and property crime should seriously have us worried.
It's interesting to see how some of the towns on this list have less crime than last year but others have gotten worse while a few remain the same.
Here are the 10 Most Dangerous Towns in Arkansas for 2022 according to FBI reports and reported on housegrail.com the rates are per 1,000 people.
# 10 Jacksonville
Jacksonville was listed as number 8 last year so it looks like they are trying to clean up their town. The violent crime rate is 9.8, but property crime is at 52.5
# 9 Newport
Newport looks like they are cleaning up their town too. Last year they were number 6. So, great job Newport! The crime rate is 12.3 and property crime is 49.3
# 8 Fort Smith
Fort Smith's population is just over 88,000 and the town is in about the same place as last year. The violent crime rate of 9.8 and the property crime at 58.2.
# 7 Fordyce
This little town with a population of only 3,750 is unfortunately new to the list with a violent crime rate of 11.2. Let's hope they can fix this soon.
#6 Hot Springs
With a population of 37,260, this is a vacation destination for many. The violent crime rate is 6.5 but property crime is the highest in the state at 71.8. Be sure to lock your car doors and watch your purse here.
#5 El Dorado
El Dorado's population is almost 18,000. The crime rate is 13.4 and property crime is pretty high at 55.9
# 4 Little Rock
Arkansas' capital was the most dangerous town in Arkansas last year so things might be looking up for this town of 198,360. The Crime rate is 15.2 while the property crime rate is 61.2
# 3 West Memphis
Holding a second year at number three. But being so close to Memphis maybe it's all Tennessee's fault and not Arkansas's at all. The violent crime rate is 19.8 and the property crime is 50.1
# 2 Helena- West Helena
Another one to hold its spot this one stays at the second most dangerous town in Arkansas. With the population at 10,194 the violent crime rate seems really high at 18.4 and the property crime at 56.7.
Osceola was at number 5 last year and now it's number 1, and by the way, that's not a good thing. This little town of 6,650 has some serious cleaning up to do on the crime scale. Violent crimes are at 25.9 and property crimes at 47.5. Making this little town the most dangerous town in the state of Arkansas.
You can see last year's list of Most Dangerous Towns in Arkansas here.