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Crime in Arkansas 2000

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This data was obtained from nearly 200 Arkansas law enforcement agencies under the Uniform Crime Reporting program covered arrests and offenses known to law enforcement, along with data on law enforcement officers killed or assaulted, the value of stolen and recovered property, and law enforcement employees.
There were 110,052 violent and property crimes reported by law enforcement in Arkansas in 2000, with a 22-percent clearance rate. The 2000 crime rate was 4,121 serious crimes for every 100,000 inhabitants. A total of 217,467 arrests were made in the State, a 1-percent decrease from 1999; 8 percent of these involved persons under 18 years old; 66 percent of those arrested were white, and 74 percent were male. The value of property stolen was $109,317,663. Recovered property was estimated to be $44,072,208, with a recovery rate of 40 percent. The most significant theft increases were for clothing/furs (61 percent), currency (11 percent), and firearms (11 percent). Theft of office equipment had the most significant decrease, with a 26-percent decrease since 1999. Stolen motor vehicles were recovered at a 72 percent rate. Of the 171 reported murders, 68 percent of the victims knew their assailant. A total of 847 rapes were committed during 2000; 40 percent of these occurred in the victim's residence. The number of robberies has been decreasing since 1995, with the current total of 2,001 being the least amount reported. There were 8,807 aggravated assaults reported, and residential burglaries accounted for 73 percent of all burglaries reported. A total of 6,897 motor vehicle thefts were reported, an increase of 4 percent from the previous year. The 526 reported arsons constituted a 6-percent increase from 1999. In 2000 no Arkansas law enforcement officers were killed by felonious means while on duty. There were 281 assaults on officers reported, and 50 percent of these resulted in personal injury to the officer. Extensive tables and figures and a glossary