Crime Data

The Blytheville Police Department reports local crime data to the FBI Uniform Crime Report (UCR) and National Incident Based Report System (NIBRS) programs.

The City of Blytheville has seen a significant decrease in crime over the past few years and provides this data to keep citizens informed. While this information can be useful it is often used commercially to misrepresent facts about crime in communities. Click here to review FBI warnings concerning the use of crime data.

Homicide -vs- Murder

Homicide is defined as the act of one human killing another Murder is the unlawful killing of another. 

Non-Criminal Homicide

Non-Criminal Homicide may be classified as Justifiable or Accidental, such as the killing of another in defense of ones self or another or an accident that results in the death of another person where no negligence or recklessness exists.

Criminal Homicide 

Criminal Homicide may be classified as Murder or Manslaughter. Murder may be classified with multiple degrees each representing the gravity or circumstances of the crime. The data represented here reflects Murder / Non-Negligent Homicide. 

2020-2021 Murder Case Closure Rate

According to the Murder Accountability Project in 2020, here was a 30% increase with a 54% decrease in closure rates nationally.

While the City of Blytheville experienced a 75% decrease in  2020-2021 with an 80% closure rate during the same time frame. 

Victims and Offenders of Murder

The following graphs and data provide a detail view of the victims and offenders of murder in the City of Blytheville during a 15 year period between 2005-2020. The data shows the highest number of Victims of Murder in Blytheville are Male Blacks from 31 to 40 years of age while the highest number of known Offenders of Murder in Blytheville are Male Blacks from 18 to 24 years of age. 


Crime Data Combined
Clousre Rate Chart
Murder Victims by gender race age 2016-2021
Murder offender by gender race age 2016-2021
Murder offender by gender race age 2016-2021