Van Buren has a population of 23,456. During the past three years, Van Buren saw 2,734 arrests. For 2017, the Van Buren's arrest rate totaled 341.49 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 7.88% makes Van Buren higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 97 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Van Buren also totaled 704 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Alma and Mountainburg, Van Buren is a safer place to live.
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Overall, Van Buren had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Van Buren averaged 97 violent crimes and 704 non-violent crimes.
The city of Van Buren experienced 821 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 3 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 100 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 70, and the aggravated assault total was 648.