Looking for criminal data or employment background check data? You’ve come to the right place. Each week we look at this data for a different state with our blog series “Criminal Data And Employment Background Check Information For Your Favorite State!” We’re working our way through the alphabet…this week we’re onto Arkansas.
Arkansas Population and Age Distribution. Arkansas’s estimated population was 2.9 million. The median age was 37.6 years. 24% of the population was under the age of 18, and 15% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $40,112. The total number of households was 1,143,859 with an average of 2.51 people.
Arkansas Employment and Unemployment Rate. 54.2% of the Arkansas population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 43rd in the nation. The Arkansas unemployment rate is 8.4% which was ranked 29th in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Arkansas were as follows: 77,459 (6.2%) were self-employed, 219,940 (17.6%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 951,377 (76%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Arkansas were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.2%), Manufacturing (14%), Retail (13%), Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8%), and Construction (6.7%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Arkansas private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (31.2%), Service (17.3%), Sales and Office (23.9%), Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (10.7%), and Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (16.9%).
Health Insurance Coverage. 84% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (16% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 59% had private coverage and 36% had public coverage.
Disability. 16% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Arkansas reported a disability The Arkansas disability claim rate was ranked 5th in the country.
For a list of Arkansas counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Arkansas Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Arkansas had 13,835 total violent crimes which ranked 27th in the nation and with a violent crime rate 0.47% which ranked it 12th among all the states including DC & PR. Of the total number of violent crimes, 173 were murders, 1,247 were forcible rapes, 2,320 were robberies, and 10,095 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Arkansas had 107,941 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 31,890 were burglaries, 70,327 were larceny/thefts, and 5,724 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Arkansas had the 26th most law enforcement employees per population. Arkansas ranked 35th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Arkansas crime information, please see The Official State of Arkansas Online Criminal Background Check System website. (ASP CBC)
Arkansas Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Arkansas employment background check products: an Arkansas state criminal background check and an Arkansas county criminal background check.
The Arkansas state criminal background check covers criminal circuit court reports from Arkansas circuit courts and includes misdemeanor, felony, and violation offenses. It also pulls historical and current felony conviction reports on inmates and those on probation. For the full description, please visit our Arkansas criminal background check webpage.
The Arkansas county criminal background check covers the circuit courts for felony cases only. The county background check covers the past seven years and will return convictions and/or deferred judgments.
Other Arkansas employment background check products are an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Arkansas” data is from 2011. “Arkansas Crime Data” data is from 2012.