ADT Rogers, Arkansas

Rogers, AR Crime Rate and Burglar Alarm Considerations
Rogers is part of the Northwest Arkansas region along with Springdale, Fayetteville and Bentonville. It’s an area with a lot of job growth and a low unemployment rate and cost of living, which has caused it to be an area of growth in the region. When it comes to crime, Rogers falls somewhere in the middle of the cities in Arkansas. It isn’t one of the highest crime areas, but it also isn’t one of the lowest crime areas. Because of this, it could be beneficial to get some type of home security system. Overall Crime Rate The overall crime rate in the city is about 31 percent higher than the average for the U.S., and it increased by approximately 15 percent between 2014 and 2015. Rogers is safer than just 23 percent of other cities in the country, and residents have a 1 in 27 chance of becoming the victim of some type of crime in any given year. There are about 32.89 crimes each year per 1,000 residents or 62 crimes per square mile. This is almost double the national average of 32 crimes per square mile each year and triple the Arkansas average of 20 crimes per square mile per year. Violent Crime Rate The violent crime rate in Rogers is higher than the national average of 3.8 crimes per 1,000 residents at 4.37 crimes per 1,000 residents but lower than the Arkansas average of 5.21 crimes per 1,000 residents. While the murder and robbery rates are much lower than the national average, the rape and assault rates are higher than the national average. A resident of the city has a 1 in 220 chance of becoming a victim of some type of violent crime in any given year. Property Crime Rate The vast majority of all crimes committed in Rogers consist of property crimes. Thefts account for 73 percent of crimes, burglaries account for 16 percent and auto thefts account for 2 percent. Overall, there are 32.89 property crimes per 1,000 residents each year, which is above the national average of 24.9 crimes per 1,000 residents. In particular, the rate of thefts is 27.60 per 1,000 residents, compared to a national average of 17.75 thefts per 1,000 residents each year. Residents of the city have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming the victim of a property crime in any given year. You can lower the risk of your home being burglarized by taking some simple steps, such as having a solid door instead of a hollow door, getting a dog, clearing any bushes and trees away from the house and making sure to lock all doors and windows. While it costs a bit of money each month, installing a monitored alarm system will convince at least 60 percent of burglars to skip your house in favor of one that’s easier to access. So put up those signs from the alarm company in a noticeable place to keep the burglars away. Just make sure to remember to actually turn on the system, as otherwise, it can’t help you. Safest Areas Some areas of Rogers have less crime than others. It’s safest in the neighborhoods of Prairie Creek, War Eagle/Larue and South Rainbow Road/West Shores Avenue, and most dangerous in the neighborhood of North 13th Street/West Hudson Road. It’s possible to lower your crime risk even further by moving to a nearby city with a lower crime rate. Options include Bella Vista, Little Flock and Cave Springs. Bentonville has almost as high of a crime rate as Rogers, and Springdale has an even higher crime rate, so moving to these cities wouldn’t help lower your risk of becoming a victim of crime by any significant amount. Police Presence The city employs 100 officers and 37 civilian employees, for a ratio of about 1.8 officers per 1,000 residents. This is lower than the Arkansas average of 2.9 officers per 1,000 residents and the national average of 3.3 officers per 1,000 residents. While the Rogers police department has an overall case clearance rate that’s lower than the national average of 28 percent at 21 percent, the department has a higher than average burglary clearance rate at 18 percent compared to the national average of just 12 percent. You’ll increase the chances of the department being able to solve any potential burglaries at your home by having a video verified alarm system. This type of system will take a short video whenever the alarm goes off to make it easy to verify that it isn’t a false alarm like 95 percent of all burglar alarms. This verification moves the alarm call up in priority with the police so they’ll get to the scene faster than they would with an unverified alarm. They might even make it before the typical 10-minute burglary has been completed and catch the criminals in the act. Even if they don’t, the video will make it easier for them to find the burglars and perhaps get your belongings back. Alarm Considerations Rogers has a false alarm ordinance, meaning that if you have more than two false alarms per year, you’ll need to pay a fine of $15 for the third through sixth false alarms and $30 for the seventh and any false alarm after that. Make sure the alarm company knows of any pets so they set the system up in such a way that your pets aren’t likely to cause false alarms. Also, be sure to check that all doors and windows are secured before arming the alarm system, as this will also help limit false alarms.