Here I deal with reported criminality among the races and the observed proportional racial disparity. Criminal behavior and racial disparities of course exist for a variety of reasons.
The challenge is to discover negative causes and rid oneself, one’s family, culture, environment, community, city, county, state, and nation of such negative causes. Certainly, we recognize that there will be some measure of unlawful violence in every community. Yet, we ought to at least give heightened attention to significantly reducing such violence!
The purpose here is not to present the cause(s), effect(s) or solution(s) to the matter at hand but rather to present the data that hopefully would provoke the compassionate love and good works to at least reduce such racial negativity/disparity.
First let us be mindful that in general statistics are not meant to be exact. Statistics provide us with an idea of what is probably going on. Statistics let us know what we should celebrate but statistics also lets us know what needs strong attention.
Yet, the criminal statistics presented here today ought to be exact at the local, state, and federal level. There is absolutely no valid reason they should not be exact given modern technology.
The best known sources of relevant data are the Census Bureau and the FBI. Ideally, the data would be timely made available on local government websites where there should be greater assurance of the timeliness and accuracy of the data. That is the goal. Therefore, if anyone knows of local sources for timely detailed data for the Texarkana USA, please let me know.
Here I provide data from the Census Bureau Quick Facts and the FBI Crime Data Explorer (CDE) websites.
The Census Bureau provides various datasets. The Quick Facts dataset includes a summary of city data. Summaries of Texarkana Arkansas and Texarkana Texas will be considered for population purposes.
The CDE provides National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) data collected from various law enforcement agencies at the Federal, state, and local levels. Not all law enforcement agencies provide the data since it is not mandatory. As the years go by more and more of them are submitting the data.
FBI notes that the CDE numbers represent the number of incidents not necessarily the number of distinct persons since the same person may commit the same crime more than once in the timeframe represented. The same person may be arrested for the same crime or category of crime more than once in the period reported.
Texarkana USA Census Quick Facts for 2021 as of November 21, 2022 – In this data, the racial population percentages are of primary interest. Those races/ethnicities not listed are less than 4% and you can see them by clicking on the link above.
FBI CDE NIBRS Offenders vs. Victim by Demographics (Race) Data as of January 14, 2023
Texarkana Arkansas All Violent Crime –
Texarkana Arkansas Homicide
Texarkana Arkansas Aggravated Assault
Texarkana Arkansas Arrests Unfortunately, NIBRS clearly needs a lot of work as when one compares the totals by race with the totals by sex, the numbers are way off. The race totals are mysteriously much lower than the sex totals. For example for Texarkana, Arkansas NIBRS Arrests for 2021 the total by sex is 2192 but the total by race is 177. That is ridiculously unreasonable. Later in the State of Arkansas report below the total arrests by race shows 1361 which is much more than 177 yet less than 2192. So which is right if either. Nevertheless, the racial proportionality as reported is worthy of examining.
Texarkana Texas seems to just started submitting NIBRS data in 2021 so no past 5 year data is available.
Texarkana Texas All Violent Crime
Texarkana Texas Homicide
Texarkana Texas Aggravated Assault
Texarkana Texas Arrests
- 2021 by Number – As the chart shows for some reason there is no NIBRS data available by race on the CDE website for Texarkana Texas
- Arrest data by race is provided on a racial profiling report submitted to state of Texas
State of Arkansas Crime Information Center (ACIC) Data
ACIC Arrests Data:
|2021 Arrest %||46.9%||52.8%|
|2021 Census %||58.6%||35.1%|
ACIC report says there were 4 murders in 2021 in Texarkana Arkansas all committed by blacks (3 males and 1 female). A breakdown for 2021 major crime against persons categories is provided in a spreadsheet form here. The 2020 report says there was 3 murders (3 black males) and 1 negligent manslaughter (1 white male). The 2019 report says there were 3 murders (2 black males and 1 white female).
Let’s consider the State of Arkansas Crime summary of the data for 2021 at the links below for agency and state level for all arrests and for drug offenses:
- 2021 Arrests by Race and Sex (Agency) – Texarkana Pages 1551-1560
- 2021 Arrests by Race and Sex (State)
- 2021 Arrests by Race and Sex for Drugs (State)
- 2020 Arrests by Race and Sex (Agency) – Texarkana Pages 1551-1560
- 2020 Arrests by Race and Sex (State)
- 2021 Arrests by Race and Sex for Drugs (State)
- 2019 Arrests by Race and Sex (Agency) – Texarkana Pages 1551-1560
- 2019 Arrests by Race and Sex (State)
- 2019 Arrests by Race and Sex for Drugs (State)