Fort Smith, AR Crime Statistics For 2022

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2022-04-07
5,902
Total Crimes
6,701.4
Total Crimes / 100k People
185.65%
Above National Average
186 out of 191
In Arkansas
8,735 out of 8,904
In America

What is the crime rate in Fort Smith, AR?

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Fort Smith is 6,701.4 per 100,000 people. That's 185.65% higher than the national rate of 2,346.0 per 100,000 people and 103.98% higher than the Arkansas total crime rate of 3,285.3 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Fort Smith SnackAbility

3
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
6
Affordability
8
Diversity
9
Safety
2
Amenities
8.5
Education
6
Commute
9.5

How Does Fort Smith Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Fort Smith
/ 100k People
Arkansas
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 5,902 6,701.4 3,285.3 2,346.0
Murder 7 7.9 10.6 6.5
Robbery 106 120.4 52.0 73.9
Aggravated Assault 822 933.3 535.8 279.7
Violent Crime 1,031 1,170.6 671.9 387.8
Burglary 637 723.3 523.1 314.2
Larceny 3,716 4,219.3 1,828.5 1,398.0
Car Theft 518 588.2 261.8 246.0
Property Crime 4,871 5,530.8 2,613.4 1,958.2

Violent Crime Rates In Fort Smith

1,031
Violent Crimes
1,170.6
Violent Crimes / 100k People
201.87%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 85.4 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Fort Smith each year. That compares to a 1 in 148.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Fort Smith is 1,170.6 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 201.87% higher than the national rate of 387.8 per 100,000 people.
  • 74.22% higher than the Arkansas violent crime rate of 671.9 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Fort Smith

4,871
Property Crimes
5,530.8
Property Crimes / 100k People
182.44%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 18.1 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Fort Smith each year. That compares to a 1 in 51.1 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Fort Smith is 5,530.8 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 182.44% higher than the national rate of 1,958.2 per 100,000 people.
  • And 111.63% higher than the Arkansas property crime rate of 2,613.4 per 100,000 people.

Fort Smith Crime Compared To Arkansas Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Arkansas.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Fort Smith

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Van Buren, AR 23,779 825 3,469.4 2,948.0 521.5
Greenwood, AR 9,449 52 550.3 338.7 211.7
Poteau, OK 8,899 385 4,326.3 3,685.8 640.5
Sallisaw, OK 8,448 264 3,125.0 2,864.6 260.4
Farmington, AR 7,575 93 1,227.7 990.1 237.6
Alma, AR 5,904 172 2,913.3 2,574.5 338.8
Barling, AR 5,076 99 1,950.4 1,477.5 472.8
Pocola, OK 4,128 41 993.2 678.3 314.9
Roland, OK 3,998 57 1,425.7 1,125.6 300.2
Arkoma, OK 1,889 11 582.3 423.5 158.8
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