Bella Vista, AR
Crime Rates

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Bella Vista, AR crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2016 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2017 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2017 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime statistics, Bella Vista is safer than 71% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Arkansas, only on the order of 19% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bella Vista. If you live in Bella Vista, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in the community is 1 in 110. The US average across communities from the largest to the smallest is 1 in 35. It is for these reasons that Bella Vista is ranked as one of the top 100 safest cities in the U.S.A.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Bella Vista has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Bella Vista is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bella Vista does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Bella Vista.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Bella Vista occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Bella Vista; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 430. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Bella Vista is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Bella Vista than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 147.

Bella Vista Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 71% of U.S. Cities

Bella Vista Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bella Vista 2.32
Arkansas 5.51

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 430

in Bella Vista

1 in 182

in Arkansas


Population: 28,406
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 26 1 38
Rate per 1,000 0.04 0.92 0.04 1.34


Population: 323,127,513
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 17,250 130,603 332,198 803,007
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.40 1.03 2.49

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Bella Vista 6.79
Arkansas 32.69

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 147

in Bella Vista

1 in 31

in Arkansas

Bella Vista Property CRIMES

Population: 28,406
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 138 8
Rate per 1,000 1.65 4.86 0.28

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 323,127,513
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,515,096 5,638,455 765,484
Rate per 1,000 4.69 17.45 2.37

Bella Vista Crimes Per Square Mile

Bella Vista 6
Arkansas 20