Pine Bluff, AR
Crime Rates



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Pine Bluff, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

With a crime rate of 70 per one thousand residents, Pine Bluff 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 14. Within Arkansas, more than 98% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Pine Bluff. In fact, after researching dangerous places to live, NeighborhoodScout found Pine Bluff to be one of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the U.S.A.

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 42,271, Pine Bluff has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Pine Bluff 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 Pine Bluff.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Pine Bluff 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 Pine Bluff.

For Pine Bluff, 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 Pine Bluff is one in 62.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Pine Bluff experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Pine Bluff is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Pine Bluff, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 19, which is a rate of 54 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Pine Bluff has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Pine Bluff is one in 181.

Pine Bluff Crime Data

 

Crime Index

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(100 is safest)


Safer than 1% of U.S. Cities

Pine Bluff Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

679

2,278

2,957

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

16.06

53.89

69.95

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pine Bluff 16.06
Arkansas 5.44

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 62

in Pine Bluff

1 in 184

in Arkansas

Pine Bluff VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 42,271
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15 37 97 530
Rate per 1,000 0.35 0.88 2.29 12.54

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Pine Bluff 53.89
Arkansas 29.13

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 19

in Pine Bluff

1 in 34

in Arkansas

Pine Bluff Property CRIMES

Population: 42,271
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 665 1,380 233
Rate per 1,000 15.73 32.65 5.51

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Pine Bluff Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Pine Bluff 63
Arkansas 18