You really should not have to worry about your safety when you are in Eureka Springs.   However you had better lock your cars and not leave valuables in plain sight.  And walking in the downtown is hazardous with the loppsided and crooked sidewalks. Mainly, the real danger is tripping and falling. You can trip and hurt yourself badly if you do not watch your step. And there are more stairs to walk and fall on than in the Eiffel tower. Ticks in the summer if you hike in th woods. Highway 62 West of town is very curvy and no guard rails in most sections, be careful for the other drivers. Many traffic fatalities in the area.