Arkansas’s
50 Safest Cities

2019

Not only was Arkansas the first place where diamonds were discovered in 1906, but it’s also the only state in the U.S with an active diamond mine where you can actually mine for your own diamonds. Another first is Walmart, which opened its first state in Rogers in 1962. Just don’t pronounce it Ar-Kansas, as this is literally illegal in the state.

So, what are some things that you don’t want to miss if you’re going to Arkansas? Off the top of my head…

  • Take a dip in Hot Springs National Park
  • View art from Normal Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and others in the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville
  • Mine for diamonds in the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro
  • Head over to the Little Rock Zoo, which has over 725 animals from over 200 species on a 33 acre campus.

Speaking of legalities, if you’re planning on going to Arkansas then you should probably know about its safest cities. Number one is Greenbrier, with a population just short of 5,500 and only .36 violent crimes per 1,000. Arkansas’ cities also made the list including North Little Rock at #47, Jonesboro at #44, and Conway at #41.

5.549

This statistic shows the number of violent crimes per 1,000 people in the past year. Violent crimes include forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, as defined by the FBI. 

2.414
This statistic shows how many motor vehicles were stolen per 1,000 of the city’s inhabitants. Across the United States, the rate was 238.8 per every 100,000 inhabitants, according to the FBI.
30.786

Finally, this number shows how many property crimes were committed in the past year per every 1,000 of the city’s residents. Property crimes include burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson and larceny-theft.

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1
Greenbrier, Arkansas
Greenbrier
Safety Score: 89.35

Greenbrier, AR

Population 5,488
Median Income 43,667
Households 1,934
Violent Crime 0.36
Violent Crime +0.36
Property Crimes 4.19
Property Crime 0.68

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Greenwood, Arkansas
Greenwood
Safety Score: 88.53

Greenwood, AR

Population 9,409
Median Income 62,311
Households 3,343
Violent Crime 1.59
Violent Crime -0.97
Property Crimes 4.14
Property Crime 0.3

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
Bella Vista
Safety Score: 86.16

Bella Vista, AR

Population 28,721
Median Income 63,560
Households 12,118
Violent Crime 2.51
Violent Crime +0.18
Property Crimes 5.78
Property Crime -1.05

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White Hall, Arkansas
White Hall
Safety Score: 84.04

White Hall, AR

Population 5,009
Median Income 61,525
Households 1,956
Violent Crime 0.8
Violent Crime -1.55
Property Crimes 11.78
Property Crime -1.52

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Centerton, Arkansas
Centerton
Safety Score: 81.95

Centerton, AR

Population 13,521
Median Income 68,561
Households 4,129
Violent Crime 3.25
Violent Crime -0.17
Property Crimes 11.09
Property Crime 0.44

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Lowell, Arkansas
Lowell
Safety Score: 81.54

Lowell, AR

Population 9,220
Median Income 64,444
Households 3,008
Violent Crime 1.95
Violent Crime +0.13
Property Crimes 13.45
Property Crime 1.65

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Cabot, Arkansas
Cabot
Safety Score: 79.84

Cabot, AR

Population 26,118
Median Income 58,392
Households 9,628
Violent Crime 2.18
Violent Crime -0.21
Property Crimes 15.54
Property Crime -4.71

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Farmington, Arkansas
Farmington
Safety Score: 79.5

Farmington, AR

Population 6,949
Median Income 50,741
Households 2,690
Violent Crime 3.45
Violent Crime +3.45
Property Crimes 14.25
Property Crime -2.1

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Bentonville, Arkansas
Bentonville
Safety Score: 79.04

Bentonville, AR

Population 49,301
Median Income 79,259
Households 15,936
Violent Crime 1.4
Violent Crime -0.43
Property Crimes 17.55
Property Crime 3.26

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Pea Ridge, Arkansas
Pea Ridge
Safety Score: 77.17

Pea Ridge, AR

Population 5,506
Median Income 59,426
Households 1,812
Violent Crime 3.45
Violent Crime -2.18
Property Crimes 17.8
Property Crime 0.54

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Maumelle, Arkansas
Maumelle
Safety Score: 76.79

Maumelle, AR

Population 18,278
Median Income 72,335
Households 7,520
Violent Crime 2.02
Violent Crime +0.69
Property Crimes 20.19
Property Crime -2.72

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Batesville, Arkansas
Batesville
Safety Score: 76.49

Batesville, AR

Population 10,806
Median Income 43,049
Households 4,080
Violent Crime 2.78
Violent Crime -0.11
Property Crimes 19.9
Property Crime -8.33

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De Queen, Arkansas
De Queen
Safety Score: 74.89

De Queen, AR

Population 6,555
Median Income 39,948
Households 1,775
Violent Crime 2.44
Violent Crime -1.13
Property Crimes 22.27
Property Crime -4.35

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Prairie Grove, Arkansas
Prairie Gro.
Safety Score: 74.06

Prairie Grove, AR

Population 5,511
Median Income 65,250
Households 1,851
Violent Crime 2.72
Violent Crime -0.27
Property Crimes 23.04
Property Crime -0.53

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Warren, Arkansas
Warren
Safety Score: 72.21

Warren, AR

Population 5,719
Median Income 26,792
Households 2,284
Violent Crime 5.6
Violent Crime +1.09
Property Crimes 21.68
Property Crime -3.12

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Rogers, Arkansas
Rogers
Safety Score: 68.04

Rogers, AR

Population 66,626
Median Income 54,172
Households 22,726
Violent Crime 3.99
Violent Crime -1.21
Property Crimes 30.11
Property Crime -4.49

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Monticello, Arkansas
Monticello
Safety Score: 67.78

Monticello, AR

Population 9,775
Median Income 31,078
Households 3,547
Violent Crime 3.79
Violent Crime -0.67
Property Crimes 30.49
Property Crime -2.78

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Van Buren, Arkansas
Van Buren
Safety Score: 67.78

Van Buren, AR

Population 23,456
Median Income 40,747
Households 8,677
Violent Crime 4.14
Violent Crime -1.52
Property Crimes 30.01
Property Crime -7.51

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Siloam Spri.
Safety Score: 66.71

Siloam Springs, AR

Population 16,680
Median Income 45,973
Households 5,250
Violent Crime 3.9
Violent Crime +0.34
Property Crimes 32.19
Property Crime -3.38

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
Mountain Ho.
Safety Score: 66.14

Mountain Home, AR

Population 12,347
Median Income 37,540
Households 5,923
Violent Crime 2.02
Violent Crime -0.26
Property Crimes 35.56
Property Crime -4.59

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Clarksville, Arkansas
Clarksville
Safety Score: 64.67

Clarksville, AR

Population 9,581
Median Income 35,108
Households 3,459
Violent Crime 4.91
Violent Crime +0.8
Property Crimes 33.92
Property Crime -11.96

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Mena, Arkansas
Mena
Safety Score: 64.49

Mena, AR

Population 5,624
Median Income 28,230
Households 2,277
Violent Crime 1.24
Violent Crime -2.31
Property Crimes 39.12
Property Crime 1.5

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Ward, Arkansas
Ward
Safety Score: 64.48

Ward, AR

Population 5,007
Median Income 53,516
Households 1,826
Violent Crime 12.38
Violent Crime +1.42
Property Crimes 24.57
Property Crime -0.25

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Arkadelphia, Arkansas
Arkadelphia
Safety Score: 64.35

Arkadelphia, AR

Population 10,810
Median Income 30,823
Households 3,846
Violent Crime 5.37
Violent Crime +1.19
Property Crimes 33.95
Property Crime -6.59

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Conway, Arkansas
Conway
Safety Score: 64.03

Conway, AR

Population 66,299
Median Income 46,741
Households 23,835
Violent Crime 4.75
Violent Crime -0.32
Property Crimes 34.9
Property Crime -10.03

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Heber Springs, Arkansas
Heber Sprin.
Safety Score: 63.87

Heber Springs, AR

Population 7,071
Median Income 40,504
Households 2,855
Violent Crime 2.26
Violent Crime -2.78
Property Crimes 38.33
Property Crime 6.28

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Russellville, Arkansas
Russellvill.
Safety Score: 63.1

Russellville, AR

Population 29,786
Median Income 35,295
Households 10,264
Violent Crime 5.17
Violent Crime -1.13
Property Crimes 35.89
Property Crime -7.26

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Wynne, Arkansas
Wynne
Safety Score: 62.58

Wynne, AR

Population 8,033
Median Income 41,344
Households 2,972
Violent Crime 6.35
Violent Crime -1.37
Property Crimes 34.98
Property Crime -7.42

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Malvern, Arkansas
Malvern
Safety Score: 62.46

Malvern, AR

Population 11,007
Median Income 31,516
Households 3,819
Violent Crime 4
Violent Crime +1
Property Crimes 37.34
Property Crime 0.3

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Benton, Arkansas
Benton
Safety Score: 61.96

Benton, AR

Population 36,702
Median Income 53,817
Households 12,718
Violent Crime 3.92
Violent Crime -1.15
Property Crimes 38.96
Property Crime -5.43

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Berryville, Arkansas
Berryville
Safety Score: 60.35

Berryville, AR

Population 5,390
Median Income 38,537
Households 1,738
Violent Crime 3.71
Violent Crime -0.93
Property Crimes 40.82
Property Crime -0.77

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Harrison, Arkansas
Harrison
Safety Score: 59.88

Harrison, AR

Population 13,208
Median Income 37,255
Households 5,474
Violent Crime 6.06
Violent Crime +0.22
Property Crimes 38.76
Property Crime 0.29

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Marion, Arkansas
Marion
Safety Score: 59.83

Marion, AR

Population 12,356
Median Income 71,759
Households 4,322
Violent Crime 10.76
Violent Crime +2.12
Property Crimes 33.43
Property Crime -6.59

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Stuttgart, Arkansas
Stuttgart
Safety Score: 59.78

Stuttgart, AR

Population 8,882
Median Income 37,292
Households 3,674
Violent Crime 7.32
Violent Crime +2.21
Property Crimes 37.83
Property Crime -6.16

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Pocahontas, Arkansas
Pocahontas
Safety Score: 59.47

Pocahontas, AR

Population 6,447
Median Income 34,812
Households 2,766
Violent Crime 2.79
Violent Crime -1.43
Property Crimes 43.9
Property Crime -2.31

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
Jonesboro
Safety Score: 58.88

Jonesboro, AR

Population 76,188
Median Income 44,171
Households 28,390
Violent Crime 5.25
Violent Crime +0.11
Property Crimes 41
Property Crime -3.78

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Sherwood, Arkansas
Sherwood
Safety Score: 57.72

Sherwood, AR

Population 30,830
Median Income 61,047
Households 12,015
Violent Crime 5.55
Violent Crime +0.3
Property Crimes 42.59
Property Crime 1.74

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
North Littl.
Safety Score: 57.13

North Little Rock, AR

Population 66,938
Median Income 41,278
Households 26,113
Violent Crime 7.92
Violent Crime +0.45
Property Crimes 41.29
Property Crime -2.16

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Beebe, Arkansas
Beebe
Safety Score: 57.04

Beebe, AR

Population 8,258
Median Income 48,068
Households 3,045
Violent Crime 4.24
Violent Crime -0.36
Property Crimes 45.41
Property Crime 8.77

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Bryant, Arkansas
Bryant
Safety Score: 56.78

Bryant, AR

Population 20,593
Median Income 64,018
Households 7,850
Violent Crime 2.87
Violent Crime +1.47
Property Crimes 48.07
Property Crime 4.85

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Crossett, Arkansas
Crossett
Safety Score: 56.61

Crossett, AR

Population 5,069
Median Income 30,393
Households 1,960
Violent Crime 5.72
Violent Crime +0.11
Property Crimes 44.39
Property Crime -11.75

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Trumann, Arkansas
Trumann
Safety Score: 55.74

Trumann, AR

Population 7,104
Median Income 37,611
Households 2,818
Violent Crime 6.76
Violent Crime +0.3
Property Crimes 44.06
Property Crime -16.21

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Texarkana, Arkansas
Texarkana
Safety Score: 54.54

Texarkana, AR

Population 30,334
Median Income 38,088
Households 11,794
Violent Crime 7.91
Violent Crime +1.96
Property Crimes 44.67
Property Crime -10.31

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayettevill.
Safety Score: 54.07

Fayetteville, AR

Population 85,592
Median Income 41,158
Households 33,683
Violent Crime 6.02
Violent Crime +0.66
Property Crimes 47.48
Property Crime 3.56

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
Jacksonvill.
Safety Score: 53.5

Jacksonville, AR

Population 28,540
Median Income 46,217
Households 9,814
Violent Crime 9.15
Violent Crime +0.54
Property Crimes 44.53
Property Crime -1.04

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Paragould, Arkansas
Paragould
Safety Score: 52.05

Paragould, AR

Population 28,588
Median Income 43,351
Households 10,756
Violent Crime 5.7
Violent Crime 0
Property Crimes 50.86
Property Crime 2.02

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Helena-West Helena, Arkansas
Helena-West.
Safety Score: 51.97

Helena-West Helena, AR

Population 10,609
Median Income 21,667
Households 4,342
Violent Crime 11.12
Violent Crime -0.17
Property Crimes 42.51
Property Crime -2.64

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Camden, Arkansas
Camden
Safety Score: 51.22

Camden, AR

Population 11,069
Median Income 25,234
Households 4,484
Violent Crime 15
Violent Crime +4.9
Property Crimes 39.39
Property Crime 2.93

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Morrilton, Arkansas
Morrilton
Safety Score: 50.8

Morrilton, AR

Population 6,715
Median Income 29,953
Households 2,676
Violent Crime 1.49
Violent Crime -1.18
Property Crimes 58.23
Property Crime -0.73

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El Dorado, Arkansas
El Dorado
Safety Score: 50.01

El Dorado, AR

Population 18,257
Median Income 37,366
Households 7,330
Violent Crime 11.28
Violent Crime +0.68
Property Crimes 45.9
Property Crime -10.78

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Didn’t Find Your City in the Top 50?

No big deal! We ranked all of the cities in your state for safety, so scroll down to see where your city landed. And remember— there’s always next year!

Safety RankCityPopulationMedian IncomeViolent CrimeProperty CrimeLaw OfficerSafety Score
51Fort Smith, AR88,43736,5328.9 51.01 1.5248.86
52Magnolia, AR11,56834,7294.75 54.89 1.948.72
53Hope, AR9,85932,60911.97 47.88 2.4348.71
54Alma, AR5,69942,8298.95 60.36 2.4642.73
55West Memphis, AR25,12630,10117.79 51.78 3.1440.69
56Blytheville, AR14,18435,1307.68 64.93 2.1240.12
57Hot Springs, AR36,95632,0665.9 68.14 2.8439.59
58Pine Bluff, AR43,04032,49818.47 55.25 3.0237.07
59Osceola, AR6,98428,44822.19 60.14 3.5830.58
60Little Rock, AR199,31448,46316.34 69.32 2.5529.83

How Did We Determine the Safest Cities?

Of course, this isn’t just the safest cities according to personal opinion. Rather, we used the FBI’s 2017 and 2016 Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) data to choose our top picks, based on factors like:

  • Murder rate
  • Rape rate
  • Robbery Rate
  • Assault rate
  • Burglary rate
  • Theft rate
  • Vehicle theft rate
  • Arson rates
  • Median Income

For each city, we’ll provide the most important information that you need to know, such as the city’s population, violent and property crime rates and trends, median income, average household income, and an overall safety score and ranking. Plus, we’ll show you all the specific numbers for the above rates, in addition to larceny theft rates and the total number of civilians working in law offices.