HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- It's a city that hosts some of Arkansas' greatest attractions but just three years ago, Hot Springs had the highest crime rate for a city it's size in the country.
In 2009, the FBI classified Garland County as having the highest property crime rate and the most burglaries per capita in the nation. Since then, law enforcement has made great strides in making the city safer and police say those crime rate numbers don't tell the whole story.
There are subtle hints at the Garland County Library in Hot Springs that point to a problem of crime.
"I think at one time, Hot Springs was with a higher crime rate compared to similar populated cities," says Hot Springs Police Chief David Flory.
According to Flory and many Hot Springs citizens, not everything is as it seems.