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Van Buren is a city in Crawford County, Arkansas. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.7 km2). The City of Van Buren had a population of approximately 22,791 in the year 2010.

The mayor of Van Buren, Arkansas is Joe Hurst. Joe Hurst can be contacted at 479-474-1541 and by email at info@vanburencity.org.

Joe Hurst, Mayor
City of Van Buren
1003 Broadway
Van Buren, AR 72956
Email: info@vanburencity.org
Phone: 479-474-1541

Van Buren Mayor

In 2016, the crime-index in Van Buren, Arkansas was 358.0, higher than it had been since at least the year 2009, but higher than the national average of 280.5. According to research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Van Buren, Arkansas as of February 12, 2019.The ratio of number of residents in Van Buren to the number of sex offenders is 295 to 1.

There were an estimated 801 total crimes per 100,000 people in Van Buren, Arkansas. This rate is lower than the average in the state of Arkansas which has 3,634 total crimes per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Van Buren is also lower than the national average of 2,745 crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Further breaking down the types of crimes in Van Buren, there were an estimated 97 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 704 property crimes per 100,000 residents, a rate which is lower than both the Arkansas average of 3,079 property crimes for every 100,000 individuals and lower than the U.S. average of 2,362 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

Facts about crime in Van Buren, Arkansas:

  • The overall crime rate in Van Buren is 24% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 9.36 daily crimes that occur in Van Buren.
  • Van Buren is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Van Buren you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Van Buren has decreased by 15%.


Van Buren, Arkansas Police Station Information

Van Buren Police Department

The Van Buren Police Department has 53 full-time police officers serving a population of approximately 25,000 people.

Russell White, Chief of Police
Van Buren Police Department
800 Fayetteville Road
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
Phone: 479-474-1234, 479-471-5022
Fax: 479-474-0203

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Crawford County Sheriff’s Office

The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office is also responsible for the public safety of the City of Van Buren, Arkansas.

Ron Brown, Sheriff
Crawford County Sheriff’s Office
4235 Van Buren Highway
Van Buren, Arkansas 72956
Email: rbrown@crawford-county.org
Phone: (479) 474-2261
Fax: (479) 471-3264
Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday

Crawford County Sheriff

Crawford County Jail Information

The physical location of the jail is:

Crawford County Jail
4235 Van Buren Highway
Van Buren, AR 72956
Phone (479) 474-1721

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Public records can be obtained from the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk is a record-keeping officer of the city. Any person who want inspect or copy the public records of the City of Van Buren shall make a request or complete a written application for such records at the office of the City Clerk during regular office hours, except during legal holidays. The location and records request contact information is as follows:

Phyllis Thomas, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Van Buren
1003 Broadway
Van Buren, AR 72956
Email: pthomas@vanburencity.org
Phone: 479-474-8936
Fax: 479-471-5034
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Friday, 8 a.m. – Noon, 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Van Buren City Clerk

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