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Newport, Arkansas Jail and Mugshot Information

Newport is a city in Jackson County, Arkansas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.80 square miles. The City of Newport had a population of approximately 7,879 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Newport, Arkansas is David Stewart. David Stewart can be contacted at (870) 523-6568 x3 and by email at

David Stewart, Mayor
City of Newport
615 Third Street
Newport, AR 72112
Phone: (870) 523-6568
Fax: (870) 523-4365

Newport City Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Newport, Arkansas was 613.0, higher than it had been since at least the year 2002, but higher than the national average of 276.6. According to research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 21 registered sex offenders living in Newport, Arkansas as of February 06, 2019. The ratio of number of residents in Newport to the number of sex offenders is 373 to 1.

There were an estimated 4,336 total crimes per 100,000 people in Newport, Arkansas. This rate is higher than the average in the state of Arkansas which has 3,634 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Newport is also higher than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Newport, there were an estimated 662 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents (which include murder, robbery, rape, and assault). The average for violent crimes in the state of Arkansas is 555 per 100,000 citizens and the average nationally is 383 for every 100,000 residents.

In terms of property crimes, (burglary, theft, and vehicle theft), there were an estimated 3,674 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is higher than both the Arkansas average of 3,079 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and higher than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Newport, Arkansas:

  • The overall crime rate in Newport is 58% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 11.88 daily crimes that occur in Newport.
  • Newport is safer than 2% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Newport you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Newport has decreased by 43%.

Newport, Arkansas Police Station Information

Newport Police Department

The Newport Police Department has 16 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 9,000 people.

Allen Edwards, Chief of Police
Newport Police Department
Newport Municipal Building
616 Second Street
Newport, AR 72112-3217
Phone: (870) 523-2722
Fax: (870) 523-4638
Emergency: 911

Newport Police Dept

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Newport, Arkansas.

David Lucas, Sheriff
Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
3300 Theater Dr.
P.O. Box 647
Newport, Arkansas 72112
Phone: (870) 523-5842
Fax: (870) 612-6849
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Jackson County Sheriff
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Jackson County Jail Information

The Jackson County Jail has 110 jail beds. The physical location of the jail is:

Jackson County Jail
3300 Theater Dr.
P.O. Box 647
Newport, Arkansas 72112
Phone: (870) 523-5842

Jackson County Jail

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