SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Arkansas for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Greenbrier can celebrate—it’s the safest city in Arkansas for the second year in a row. This number-one city steered clear of burglary, rape, murder, and robbery in 2017. In all, Greenbrier reported just 25 crimes, including both violent and property offenses.
But it’s not the only impressive city, White Hall jumped from 19 on last year’s list to number two. Overall, 70% of the cities on our list are making a repeat appearance. And 65% of this year’s list reported fewer than 10 total violent crimes in 2017.
While Arkansas has a higher violent crime rate (7.09) than the national average (4.49), all of the cities on our list kept violent crime under 2.25 incidents per 1,000 people—including Bentonville with a population of nearly 50,000.
Find out what other Arkansas cities made the cut this year in our full listing below.
Only four cities reported a murder, leaving 80% murder-free.
Arkansas’ property crime rate is over 10 points higher than the national average: 39.96 vs. 27.11 nationally.
18 cities beat the statewide property crime rate, and 15 did better than the national average.
Property crime is the state’s top safety concern. 20% of participants in our State of Safety study said they experienced a property crime in the past year—that’s four percentage points higher than the national average of 16%
10% reported a personal experience with violent crime in the past year, matching the national average.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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