Violent Crimes Increase in Fayetteville

December 30, 2020


Violent Crimes Increase in Fayetteville

As the population in Fayetteville has almost doubled since 1990, so has the frequency of violent crimes in the city.

  • Fayetteville Police Department Sergeant Tony Murphy said year-to-date, aggravated assault is up 27%, homicide is up 40%, and total violent crime is up 25% this year. -KNWA/Fox 24
  • In 2020, Fayetteville saw seven murder/homicides, up from five in 2019. The chance of becoming victim of a violent crime in the city is 1 in 168 and 1 in 184 in Arkansas, according to NeighborhoodScout.

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