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Crime in Arkansas 2001

NCJ Number
Date Published
August 2002
134 pages
This report summarizes information and statistics submitted by 205 Arkansas law enforcement agencies across the State under the Uniform Crime Reporting program, and it encompasses arrests and offenses known to and reported by law enforcement agencies for 2001.
There were 109,829 serious crimes reported in 2001, with a 24-percent clearance rate. The crime rate was 4,079 serious crimes for every 100,000 inhabitants. A total of 214,169 arrests were made in the State. Of these, 8 percent involved persons under 18 years old. Of those arrested, 66 percent were white and 73 percent were male. This was a 2-percent decrease in arrests compared to 2000. The value of property stolen in 2001 amounted to $113,172,650. Recovered property was estimated to be $51,809,080, with a recovery rate of 46 percent. The most significant theft increases were for livestock (42 percent), office equipment (23 percent), and currency (15 percent). Theft of fur and clothing showed the most significant decrease, with a 44-percent change since 2000. This category also had a 93-percent recovery rate, the highest of any category. Firearms were used in 64 percent of murder/non-negligent manslaughters, 3 percent of rapes, 53 percent of robberies, and 23 percent of aggravated assaults. Of the 143 reported murders, 66 percent of the victims knew their assailant. A total of 865 rapes were reported for 2001; 34 percent of these occurred in the victim's residence. The number of robberies (2,165) increased 8 percent since 2000. A total of 8,496 aggravated assaults were reported for 2001. Residential burglaries accounted for 71 percent of all burglaries reported, and 7,240 motor vehicle thefts were reported, a 5-percent increase from 2000. The 553 reported arsons constituted a 5-percent increase from 2000. No Arkansas law enforcement officers were killed by felonious means while on duty in 2001. A total of 285 assaults on officers were reported, and 41 percent of these resulted in personal injury to the officer. Extensive data tables and figures