Safest Places to Live in Arkansas 2020

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Last Update: June 7, 2020 Living

Arkansas is located in the southeastern region of the United States. Its landscape includes diverse images, such as the Ozark, the Quachita Mountains and the Arkansas Timberlands on the one hand, and the Mississippi River and the Arkansas Delta on the other.

Arkansas was one of the Confederate states and its economy was weak for a long time even after joining the Union due to the fact that it relied solely on slavery and agriculture. After World War II, the state’s economy expanded to the service industry, aircraft, steel, tourism, cotton, and rice.

Being home to over 3 million people, Arkansas is the 33rd most populous state in the United States. The capital and the largest city is Little Rock, with around 200,000 residents. Little Rock is a hub for transportation, government, culture, and business.

In the period from 2016 to 2017, the violent crime rate in Arkansas rose by only 0.7%, which is 0.1% per 100,000 people. This fact, as well as the crime score in the safest places in Arkansas, tell us that this state is not among the safer states in the US.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Arkansas 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Cave Springs 4981 1 0,20
2 White Hall 4987 4 0,80
3 Corning 3102 4 1,29
4 Vilonia 4648 6 1,29
5 Booneville 3837 5 1,30
6 Morrilton 6633 9 1,36
7 Cabot 26459 39 1,47
8 Pottsville 3246 5 1,54
9 Bryant 20738 32 1,54
10 Gentry 3842 6 1,56
11 Piggott 3575 6 1,68
12 Mountain Home 12315 22 1,79
13 Bella Vista 28798 53 1,84
14 Prairie Grove 5921 11 1,86
15 Lowell 9522 18 1,89
16 Greenwood 9454 18 1,90
17 Magnolia 11425 22 1,93
18 Austin 3508 7 2,00
19 Bentonville 51607 106 2,05
20 Brookland 3582 8 2,23
21 Farmington 7032 16 2,28
22 Atkins 3041 7 2,30
23 Johnson 3716 9 2,42
24 Mena 5546 14 2,52
25 Berryville 5470 14 2,56
26 Maumelle 18356 47 2,56
27 Elkins 3111 8 2,57
28 Cherokee Village 4637 12 2,59
29 Heber Springs 6929 18 2,60
30 McGehee 3775 10 2,65

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Crime Score in All Cities in Arkansas 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Arkansas cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Jericho 111 0 0,00
2 Damascus 372 0 0,00
3 Norfork 528 0 0,00
4 Plainview 584 0 0,00
5 Highfill 663 0 0,00
6 Lakeview 713 0 0,00
7 Swifton 738 0 0,00
8 Tyronza 746 0 0,00
9 Diamond City 794 0 0,00
10 Greers Ferry 854 0 0,00
11 Mammoth Spring 931 0 0,00
12 Luxora 1044 0 0,00
13 Mineral Springs 1160 0 0,00
14 Hazen 1372 0 0,00
15 Danville 2422 1 0,41
16 Bay 1806 1 0,55
17 Redfield 1578 1 0,63
18 Perryville 1432 1 0,70
19 Bethel Heights 2825 2 0,71
20 Dover 1411 1 0,71
21 Cedarville 1401 1 0,71
22 Wilson 845 1 1,18
23 Charleston 2458 3 1,22
24 Altus 735 1 1,36
25 Lake City 2507 4 1,60
26 Clinton 2471 4 1,62
27 Mountainburg 614 1 1,63
28 Diaz 1215 2 1,65
29 Ash Flat 1090 2 1,83
30 Kensett 1629 3 1,84
31 Lamar 1729 4 2,31
32 Marmaduke 1260 3 2,38
33 Carlisle 2177 6 2,76
34 Leachville 1766 5 2,83
35 McRae 665 2 3,01
36 Hoxie 2611 8 3,06
37 Salem 1605 5 3,12
38 Fairfield Bay 2189 7 3,20
39 Menifee 312 1 3,21
40 Murfreesboro 1542 5 3,24
41 Hamburg 2672 9 3,37
42 Caddo Valley 591 2 3,38
43 Lewisville 1133 4 3,53
44 Little Flock 2787 10 3,59
45 Lavaca 2464 9 3,65
46 Sulphur Springs 543 2 3,68
47 Gassville 2145 8 3,73
48 Flippin 1324 5 3,78
49 Bald Knob 2879 11 3,82
50 Caraway 1253 5 3,99
51 Judsonia 1988 8 4,02
52 Tuckerman 1708 7 4,10
53 Quitman 719 3 4,17
54 West Fork 2623 11 4,19
55 Mayflower 2511 11 4,38
56 Amity 678 3 4,42
57 Bull Shoals 1943 9 4,63
58 Ola 1219 6 4,92
59 Greenland 1422 7 4,92
60 Cherry Valley 593 3 5,06
61 Cotter 935 5 5,35
62 Bradford 742 4 5,39
63 Des Arc 1618 9 5,56
64 Green Forest 2682 16 5,97
65 Lake Village 2293 14 6,11
66 Star City 2099 13 6,19
67 Highland 1104 7 6,34
68 Hughes 1254 8 6,38
69 Plumerville 775 5 6,45
70 Mountain View 2867 19 6,63
71 Mulberry 1640 11 6,71
72 McCrory 1532 11 7,18
73 Marked Tree 2493 20 8,02
74 Gurdon 2080 17 8,17
75 Decatur 1814 15 8,27
76 Bono 2405 21 8,73
77 St. Charles 211 2 9,48
78 Eureka Springs 2073 20 9,65
79 Eudora 1970 20 10,15
80 Lincoln 2489 27 10,85
81 Brinkley 2658 40 15,05

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Cave Springs 4981 1 0,20
2 White Hall 4987 4 0,80
3 Corning 3102 4 1,29
4 Vilonia 4648 6 1,29
5 Booneville 3837 5 1,30
6 Morrilton 6633 9 1,36
7 Pottsville 3246 5 1,54
8 Gentry 3842 6 1,56
9 Piggott 3575 6 1,68
10 Prairie Grove 5921 11 1,86
11 Lowell 9522 18 1,89
12 Greenwood 9454 18 1,90
13 Austin 3508 7 2,00
14 Brookland 3582 8 2,23
15 Farmington 7032 16 2,28
16 Atkins 3041 7 2,30
17 Johnson 3716 9 2,42
18 Mena 5546 14 2,52
19 Berryville 5470 14 2,56
20 Elkins 3111 8 2,57
21 Cherokee Village 4637 12 2,59
22 Heber Springs 6929 18 2,60
23 McGehee 3775 10 2,65
24 Clarksville 9679 26 2,69
25 Walnut Ridge 5013 14 2,79
26 Dumas 4179 12 2,87
27 De Queen 6588 19 2,88
28 Sheridan 4922 15 3,05
29 Pea Ridge 5873 20 3,41
30 Beebe 8268 29 3,51
31 Dardanelle 4535 16 3,53
32 Ashdown 4389 16 3,65
33 Nashville 4454 18 4,04
34 Haskell 4649 19 4,09
35 Waldron 3375 14 4,15
36 Warren 5608 25 4,46
37 Barling 4972 24 4,83
38 Pocahontas 6478 32 4,94
39 Alexander 3078 16 5,20
40 Crossett 4920 26 5,28
41 Gravette 3328 18 5,41
42 Monticello 9630 53 5,50
43 Gosnell 3225 19 5,89
44 Alma 5772 40 6,93
45 Ward 5278 37 7,01
46 Hope 9744 75 7,70
47 Trumann 7071 56 7,92
48 Lonoke 4247 34 8,01
49 Marianna 3492 28 8,02
50 Newport 7654 67 8,75
51 Wynne 7907 70 8,85
52 Paris 3379 31 9,17
53 Fordyce 3852 46 11,94
54 DeWitt 3058 39 12,75
55 Osceola 6819 158 23,17

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Cabot 26459 39 1,47
2 Bryant 20738 32 1,54
3 Mountain Home 12315 22 1,79
4 Bella Vista 28798 53 1,84
5 Magnolia 11425 22 1,93
6 Maumelle 18356 47 2,56
7 Russellville 29455 114 3,87
8 Centerton 14791 59 3,99
9 Arkadelphia 10647 45 4,23
10 Batesville 10782 46 4,27
11 Siloam Springs 17102 78 4,56
12 Harrison 13100 65 4,96
13 Van Buren 23608 134 5,68
14 Forrest City 14144 132 9,33
15 Blytheville 13843 137 9,90
16 Marion 12426 125 10,06
17 Jacksonville 28530 331 11,60
18 Camden 10880 127 11,67
19 Helena-West Helena 10477 157 14,99
20 West Memphis 24668 486 19,70

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Bentonville 51607 106 2,05
2 Rogers 68026 294 4,32
3 Springdale 80895 388 4,80
4 Benton 36556 182 4,98
5 Hot Springs 37006 194 5,24
6 Conway 66720 361 5,41
7 Jonesboro 77134 425 5,51
8 Fayetteville 87008 496 5,70
9 Sherwood 31284 180 5,75
10 Texarkana 30300 200 6,60
11 North Little Rock 66424 494 7,44
12 Fort Smith 88290 707 8,01
13 Little Rock 199288 2882 14,46
14 Pine Bluff 42195 679 16,09

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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