West Memphis has a population of 25,126. During the past three years, West Memphis saw 5,205 arrests. For 2017, the West Memphis's arrest rate totaled 695.69 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 119.78% makes West Memphis higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 447 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of West Memphis also totaled 1,301 arrests for property crimes during 2017.
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Overall, West Memphis had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, West Memphis averaged 447 violent crimes and 1,301 non-violent crimes.
The city of West Memphis experienced 5,563 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 57 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 364 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 1,091, and the aggravated assault total was 4,051.