Area Cities Safest In Arkansas

Batesville is among the five safest cities in Arkansas.

Though Arkansas does not rank with the top states in terms of public safety and law enforcement, very safe communities are to be found within its borders.

The study was done by and used the latest FBI crime information to set the rankings.

It started with over 7,000 cities, but researchers decided to only focus on cities with a population over 10,000.

Two Arkansas cities, Maumelle and Bentonville, share the honor of the state’s safest city, each earning a 0.32 score in our Safety Index. Of the two cities, Bentonville edges out Maumelle in crime rate, with a 1.4 per 1,000 violent crime rate and 17.54 per 1,000 property crime rate. Yet, Maumelle benefits from a higher law enforcement employee to resident ratio, which elevates its Safety Index score, allowing it to share the top spot on the list.

Third in rank is Cabot, a suburb of state capital Little Rock, posted a very good 2.18 violent crimes per 1K and an even more impressive 15.54 property crimes per 1K to earn its high Safety Index score.    MORE

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