Little Rock, Arkansas is a large community with over 193,000 people calling it home. Many neighborhoods here are vibrant, even affluent. The city is thought of as a cultural and economically diverse community with strong government. Yet, there are many neighborhoods in and around the city that lack significant safety. As a big city, it is not unexpected that crime will occur. However, those who are the victims of violent crimes are sometimes put in harm’s way as a result of negligence.
Are you the victim of a violent crime? Was a business negligent in providing you with safety? Perhaps you suffered as a result of someone’s failure to provide a safe area. In these complex scenarios, it is critical to have exceptional legal help by your side.
Little Rock’s Crime Statistics Point to Risks
Little Rock is a larger city and, as such, it will have a larger number of violent crimes. However, some areas of the city seem to have a significantly higher risk level. According to the City of Little Rock’s 2016 Crime Statistics report, the following events occurred that year:
- There were 42 homicides, up from 31 the year prior.
- 141 rapes occurred that year, down from 163 the year prior.
- 659 robberies took place, down from the 696, three-year average.
- 2224 aggravated assaults occurred, significantly up from the three-year average of 1889.
- A total of 3066 violent crimes took place, up from the three-year average of 2270.
Other risks included auto theft, larceny, burglary, and arson. Many of these threats and events may have been avoided with proper precaution and preparation.
Little Rock Neighborhoods with the Highest Risks
Below are some neighborhoods and areas within Little Rock with the highest risk levels. This information comes from our data report that zeros in on the areas with the highest rates for homicide, domestic incidents, burglary, and aggravated assault and battery.
#1: Geyer Springs
Many of the residential crimes occurring in Little Rock are in the Beyer Springs and Baseline area of the city. This area is known for its burglaries and assaults specifically. This area, near the Geyer Smith Shopping Center, is typically an area for aggressive risks as well. There have been homicides in this area, in the middle of a Saturday afternoon, in fact.
#2: South of I-630 to Cedar
The area just south of the University and I-630 spanning to Cedar Avenue is another high-risk area. Many crimes here are property related. However, the area has had a few drive by shootings over the last year. In addition, first degree battery and aggravated assault. The area just south of Fair Park and 12th Street is another high risk hyper local neighborhood. This area has seen a significant number of crimes against residents.
#3: Mara Lynn Road
The area from Bowman to Shackleford along Mara Lynn Road is a high risk area. A key reason for this is the high density of people living in the area and the low end retail present here. The area many people living in this apartment-centric area of the city, which increases the risk of violent crime including assault and homicides.
#4: Boyle Park
Boyle Park has a significant amount of risk for many people. The area has a moderate level of property crime but has a number of violent crime. The area has seen a significant number of homicides over the years. Boyle Park and the surrounding area is home to mostly smaller businesses and residential streets.
#5: West 25th
The West 25th Street area has seen five homicides over the last year. The area is mostly residential, with some smaller businesses and service locations. However, this area, just off US 70B is a risky area to live in because of its poverty levels. High residential crime is present here, too.
It is important to know that most areas of the city have seen some level of crime. However, the urban Downtown area is perhaps the worst when it comes to violent crime. Any of these neighborhoods are high risk for those who live there, visit there, or attend events in the area. These areas have a high level of homicide, burglary, and aggravated assault or battery charges.
Individuals who frequent these areas may still have an expectation of being in a safe area. However, the evidence shows that this is not as easy to find in many areas of Little Rock. take a closer look at where you live and frequent. Could you be visiting an area that is considered high risk? Perhaps you have suffered an injury, assault, or even an attempted homicide in these areas. If so, seek out legal support as soon as possible following your incident.
How Can You Get Help If You’ve Been the Victim?
Many men and women are exposed to high-risk areas of the city because they rely on the locations they visit to provide them with security and a safe environment. When this does not happen, it may be evident that the organization is negligent. If you may have been the victim in a situation like this, now is the time to contact our team. At the Law Offices of Alan Levar, you’ll receive the help you need to learn if you have a case. Call us for immediate help: 888-220-7068.