Police Shootings and Violent Crime Statistics in Arkansas

Arkansas has a population of 2,990,671. In the year 2020, 13 people were killed by police in Arkansas, that number decreased 38.1% over the previous year. The state ranks in the #4 position in violent crimes per 100k population, and #10 in total police killings per 100k people. The largest minority in the state are Blacks which represent 15.33 percent of the population followed by Hispanics at 7.32%. You are 9.66 times more likely to get killed by a police officer if you are black in the state of Arkansas.

Arkansas

Police Killings

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 21
  • 14
  • 7
  • 0
General Statistics (2020 est)
State Population 2,990,671
Black Population 458,536
Black Population % 15.33%
White Population 2,173,849
White Population % 72.69%
Hispanic Population 219,052
Hispanic Population % 7.32%
Police Killings (2013-2020)
Total killed by police 104
Blacks killed by police 31
Whites killed by police 60
Hispanics killed by police 3
Crime Statistics (2020 est)
Violent Crime Rate 543.6 per 100k
Incarceration Rate 781.0 per 100k
Poverty Rate 17.2%
Most dangerous city West Memphis