Safest Places to Live in Arkansas 2021

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Last Update: January 21, 2021 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. Its economy was weak for a long time even after joining the Union because 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.

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, safer cities got the lowest score, and those that are more vulnerable to crimes got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI and those with a population under 5,000 were not included in the list.

30 Safest Places in Arkansas 2021

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Cave Springs 5 580 3 0,54
2 Mena 5 508 3 0,54
3 White Hall 5 014 5 1,00
4 Magnolia 11 440 14 1,22
5 Bryant 21 214 32 1,51
6 Maumelle 18 223 28 1,54
7 Bella Vista 28 931 49 1,69
8 Greenbrier 5 660 10 1,77
9 Walnut Ridge 5 019 11 2,19
10 Bentonville 53 434 119 2,23
11 Prairie Grove 6 595 16 2,43
12 Greenwood 9 436 23 2,44
13 Mountain Home 12 458 32 2,57
14 Batesville 10 889 29 2,66
15 Beebe 8 242 23 2,79
16 Lowell 9 723 28 2,88
17 Clarksville 9 813 29 2,96
18 Centerton 16 542 53 3,20
19 Heber Springs 6 912 24 3,47
20 Cabot 26 875 100 3,72
21 Harrison 13 107 50 3,81
22 Pea Ridge 6 230 24 3,85
23 Morrilton 6 631 26 3,92
24 Monticello 9 438 38 4,03
25 Siloam Springs 17 235 70 4,06
26 Warren 5 634 24 4,26
27 Farmington 7 387 33 4,47
28 Fayetteville 88 500 396 4,47
29 Berryville 5 547 25 4,51
30 Russellville 29 446 140 4,75

Crime Score in All Cities in Arkansas 2021

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

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 106 0 0,00
2 St. Charles 208 0 0,00
3 Menifee 316 0 0,00
4 Etowah 317 0 0,00
5 Damascus 377 0 0,00
6 Rose Bud 483 0 0,00
7 Norfork 533 0 0,00
8 Cammack Village 720 0 0,00
9 Altus 729 0 0,00
10 Plumerville 773 0 0,00
11 Wilson 819 0 0,00
12 Lamar 1 740 0 0,00
13 Monette 1 603 1 0,62
14 Diaz 1 197 1 0,84
15 Mineral Springs 1 148 1 0,87
16 Glenwood 2 095 2 0,95
17 Luxora 1 016 1 0,98
18 Bull Shoals 1 971 2 1,01
19 Bearden 859 1 1,16
20 Salem 1 637 2 1,22
21 Swifton 727 1 1,38
22 Bethel Heights 2 810 4 1,42
23 Amity 675 1 1,48
24 McRae 661 1 1,51
25 Lake City 2 598 4 1,54
26 Bay 1 805 3 1,66
27 Caddo Valley 588 1 1,70
28 Cherry Valley 583 1 1,72
29 Carlisle 2 184 4 1,83
30 West Fork 2 672 5 1,87
31 Hoxie 2 588 5 1,93
32 Prescott 2 985 6 2,01
33 Perryville 1 454 3 2,06
34 Eudora 1 930 4 2,07
35 Marshall 1 297 3 2,31
36 Bono 2 444 6 2,45
37 Redfield 1 564 4 2,56
38 Murfreesboro 1 533 4 2,61
39 Bradford 732 2 2,73
40 Quitman 711 2 2,81
41 Charleston 2 454 7 2,85
42 Mountain View 2 850 9 3,16
43 Cotter 940 3 3,19
44 Clinton 2 489 8 3,21
45 Little Flock 2 791 10 3,58
46 Lincoln 2 500 9 3,60
47 Highland 1 100 4 3,64
48 Flippin 1 340 5 3,73
49 Hazen 1 336 5 3,74
50 Mayflower 2 489 10 4,02
51 Greenland 1 450 6 4,14
52 Gassville 2 156 9 4,17
53 Kensett 1 618 7 4,33
54 Madison 685 3 4,38
55 Ravenden 443 2 4,51
56 Fairfield Bay 2 202 10 4,54
57 Ash Flat 1 095 5 4,57
58 Marmaduke 1 264 6 4,75
59 Des Arc 1 580 8 5,06
60 Tuckerman 1 671 9 5,39
61 Dover 1 434 8 5,58
62 Lakeview 715 4 5,59
63 Weiner 679 4 5,89
64 Judsonia 1 981 12 6,06
65 Augusta 1 939 12 6,19
66 Green Forest 2 763 18 6,51
67 Earle 2 201 15 6,82
68 Hamburg 2 636 18 6,83
69 Marked Tree 2 462 17 6,90
70 Cedarville 1 413 10 7,08
71 McCrory 1 513 11 7,27
72 Harrisburg 2 368 18 7,60
73 England 2 723 21 7,71
74 Bald Knob 2 872 23 8,01
75 Star City 2 058 17 8,26
76 Mulberry 1 644 14 8,52
77 Lake Village 2 241 20 8,92
78 Gurdon 2 069 19 9,18
79 Decatur 1 813 17 9,38
80 Eureka Springs 2 092 22 10,52
81 Brinkley 2 623 29 11,06
82 Mountainburg 608 7 11,51
83 Sulphur Springs 534 10 18,73

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Cave Springs 5 580 3 0,54
2 Mena 5 508 3 0,54
3 White Hall 5 014 5 1,00
4 Austin 3 973 4 1,01
5 Vilonia 4 762 5 1,05
6 Johnson 3 781 6 1,59
7 Greenbrier 5 660 10 1,77
8 Brookland 3 759 7 1,86
9 Cherokee Village 4 634 10 2,16
10 Walnut Ridge 5 019 11 2,19
11 Prairie Grove 6 595 16 2,43
12 Greenwood 9 436 23 2,44
13 Beebe 8 242 23 2,79
14 Sheridan 4 954 14 2,83
15 Lowell 9 723 28 2,88
16 Clarksville 9 813 29 2,96
17 Ashdown 4 370 13 2,97
18 Corning 3 093 10 3,23
19 Haskell 4 715 16 3,39
20 Heber Springs 6 912 24 3,47
21 Atkins 3 037 11 3,62
22 Dumas 4 084 15 3,67
23 Gentry 3 924 15 3,82
24 Pea Ridge 6 230 24 3,85
25 Pottsville 3 332 13 3,90
26 Morrilton 6 631 26 3,92
27 Monticello 9 438 38 4,03
28 Gravette 3 443 14 4,07
29 Shannon Hills 4 017 17 4,23
30 Warren 5 634 24 4,26
31 Booneville 3 829 17 4,44
32 Gosnell 3 148 14 4,45
33 Farmington 7 387 33 4,47
34 Waldron 3 332 15 4,50
35 Berryville 5 547 25 4,51
36 Alexander 3 315 15 4,52
37 Piggott 3 569 17 4,76
38 De Queen 6 593 33 5,01
39 Lonoke 4 261 22 5,16
40 Barling 5 010 28 5,59
41 Trumann 7 043 41 5,82
42 Alma 5 888 35 5,94
43 Nashville 4 403 27 6,13
44 Dardanelle 4 555 28 6,15
45 Crossett 4 846 30 6,19
46 Pocahontas 6 647 43 6,47
47 Paris 3 392 22 6,49
48 Hope 9 666 70 7,24
49 Elkins 3 246 24 7,39
50 Ozark 3 573 29 8,12
51 Marianna 3 398 28 8,24
52 McGehee 3 681 31 8,42
53 DeWitt 3 019 28 9,27
54 Wynne 7 812 79 10,11
55 Fordyce 3 745 42 11,21
56 Ward 5 454 64 11,73
57 Stuttgart 8 589 101 11,76
58 Newport 7 485 92 12,29
59 Osceola 6 653 172 25,85

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Magnolia 11 440 14 1,22
2 Bryant 21 214 32 1,51
3 Maumelle 18 223 28 1,54
4 Bella Vista 28 931 49 1,69
5 Mountain Home 12 458 32 2,57
6 Batesville 10 889 29 2,66
7 Centerton 16 542 53 3,20
8 Cabot 26 875 100 3,72
9 Harrison 13 107 50 3,81
10 Siloam Springs 17 235 70 4,06
11 Russellville 29 446 140 4,75
12 Van Buren 23 800 117 4,92
13 Texarkana 29 971 183 6,11
14 Blytheville 13 468 109 8,09
15 Searcy 23 873 199 8,34
16 Forrest City 13 887 129 9,29
17 Jacksonville 28 273 271 9,59
18 Marion 12 344 122 9,88
19 Paragould 29 245 307 10,50
20 Camden 10 742 113 10,52
21 El Dorado 17 820 239 13,41
22 Helena-West Helena 10 187 187 18,36
23 West Memphis 24 442 485 19,84

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Bentonville 53 434 119 2,23
2 Fayetteville 88 500 396 4,47
3 Rogers 69 168 330 4,77
4 Conway 67 336 324 4,81
5 Benton 37 161 212 5,70
6 Sherwood 31 435 195 6,20
7 Hot Springs 37 263 241 6,47
8 Jonesboro 78 261 537 6,86
9 North Little Rock 66 604 562 8,44
10 Fort Smith 88 041 863 9,80
11 Little Rock 198 382 3 009 15,17
12 Pine Bluff2 41 505 644 15,52

How safe do you feel?

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