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Crime in Little Rock rises 1.1% in '17

Violence up, but police data show decline in other offenses

By Rachel Herzog

This article was published June 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola is shown in this file photo.

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Though 2017 was a violent year for Little Rock, police data show crime in the city overall was still low compared with the past three decades.

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Razrbak says... June 18, 2018 at 7:21 a.m.

Big comfort to the families of the murdered. A record year of homicides no matter how you spin the numbers of other crimes. #TimeForChange

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Razrbak says... June 18, 2018 at 7:35 a.m.

And Buckner flip-flopped like a mackerel on a boat dock. He pushed back hard forma having other law enforcement agencies help out and boycotted the oress conference where the Governor announced the formation of the task force that made the difference. He also claimed we could not police our way out of crime, yet the mandatory overtime and 12 hour shifts and newly hired offers proved him wrong yet again. Time for him and his boss Bruce Moore to go.

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DoubleBlind says... June 18, 2018 at 8:57 a.m.

“There were 56 people killed in the city last year, the highest number of homicides in at least a decade.” Anyone not alarmed by this is delusional about crime in LR. Anyone trying to point to other statistics as proof that crime in LR is on the wane is complicit.

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Vickie55 says... June 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

It makes me feel so much better to know that while I might be murdered, at least my car won’t be stolen

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LR1955 says... June 18, 2018 at 11:27 a.m.

At one of the Coffee with Cops events, I asked the mayor about crime numbers in Little Rock. At one of the quarterly LRPD NW division public meetings, run by the division commanders, his presentation confirmed what the mayor said.
These numbers are put into an FBI database according to how the FBI group’s various crimes together. So they may indicate a general drop even though the ArDemGaz paper reporting makes it seem otherwise.
My take:
•(1) you live in certain parts of LR or you/relative have gang affiliations, you just might get murdered,
•(2) no matter where you live in LR, you can get robbed, burglarized, car broken into, packages taken from your porch, the crimes that affect more people.

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