Fort Smith, AR
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With a crime rate of 67 per one thousand residents, Fort Smith has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 15. Within Arkansas, more than 96% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Fort Smith.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 88,194, Fort Smith has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Fort Smith does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Fort Smith.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Fort Smith 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 Fort Smith.

For Fort Smith, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Fort Smith is one in 125.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Fort Smith is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Fort Smith, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 17, which is a rate of 59 per one thousand population.

Fort Smith Crime Data

 

Crime Index

2

(100 is safest)


Safer than 2% of U.S. Cities

Fort Smith Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

704

5,162

5,866

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.98

58.53

66.51

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Smith 7.98
Arkansas 5.21

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 125

in Fort Smith

1 in 192

in Arkansas

Fort Smith VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 88,194
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 5 66 119 514
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.75 1.35 5.83

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Smith 58.53
Arkansas 32.51

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 17

in Fort Smith

1 in 31

in Arkansas

Fort Smith Property CRIMES

Population: 88,194
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 953 3,990 219
Rate per 1,000 10.81 45.24 2.48

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Fort Smith Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Smith 89
Arkansas 20