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NCJ Number: 169675 Find in a Library
Title: State of Arkansas Annual Crime Summary: January-December 1996
Corporate Author: Arkansas Crime Information Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Arkansas Crime Information Ctr
Little Rock, AR 72201
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
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Grant Number: 92-BJ-CX-K003
Sale Source: Arkansas Crime Information Ctr
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Little Rock, AR 72201
United States of America

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Document: PDF
Type: Statistics
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document provides information on crimes committed in the State of Arkansas during the period January-December 1996.
Abstract: Slightly more than 118,000 index crimes were reported to law enforcement agencies throughout Arkansas during the year, an increase of 1 percent compared to the previous year. Violent crime (murder, rape, robbery and aggravated assault) decreased 4 percent compared to 1995, although rape showed an increase of 13 percent. Property crime (burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and arson) increased 2 percent, with the number of thefts alone increasing by 5 percent. Total arrests increased 4 percent. Arrests for violent crimes increased 1 percent. Driving under the influence arrests decreased 3 percent and arrests for weapon possession decreased 16 percent. The largest increases were for drug arrests; a 7-percent increase overall, with sales of marijuana arrests up 14 percent, marijuana possession arrests up 17 percent and cocaine possession arrests up 14 percent. The recovery rate for stolen property was 42 percent; for stolen motor vehicles the recovery rate was 75 percent. Tables
Main Term(s): State crime statistics
Index Term(s): Aggravated assault; Arkansas; Arrest statistics; Arson statistics; Driving Under the Influence (DUI); Motor Vehicle Theft; Offense statistics; Property crime statistics; Rape statistics; Violent crime statistics
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