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Crime in Arkansas, 1997

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Date Published
June 1998
This 1997 Uniform Crime Reports on "Crime in Arkansas" provides 1997 crime index data, arrest data, law enforcement employee data, and data on law enforcement officers assaulted and killed as well as the value of stolen and recovered property.

The first section of the report describes the Uniform Crime Reporting program in Arkansas, followed by a "crime summary." The summary notes that there were 118,892 serious crimes reported, with a 27-percent clearance rate. There were 4,736 serious crimes for every 100,000 inhabitants. A total of 210,716 arrests were made in the State; 10 percent of these involved persons under 18 years old. The value of property stolen was $118,772,953, an increase of 11 percent compared to 1996. The theft of jewelry and precious metals accounted for a property loss of approximately $9.7 million, an increase of 16 percent compared to 1996 and 26 percent higher than 5 years ago. Firearms were used in 69 percent of all murder/non-negligent manslaughter crimes reported, 50 percent of all robberies, and 25 percent of the aggravated assaults. A total of 1,084 rapes were reported during 1997, a 4- percent increase from 1996 and 10 percent higher than 5 years ago. There were 9,095 aggravated assaults reported, and residential burglaries accounted for 73 percent of all burglaries reported. A total of 7,888 motor vehicle thefts were reported, amounting to an approximate value loss of $50.1 million. Three Arkansas law enforcement officers were killed by felonious means while on duty, and there were 299 assaults on officers reported; 46 percent of these resulted in personal injury to the officer. Extensive tabular and graphic data

Date Published: June 1, 1998