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Anniston, Alabama Crime Statistics

This page contains crime rates for Anniston, Alabama. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Anniston compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Anniston, Alabama, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 31,620 total crimes reported in Anniston, Alabama (4,787 of them violent). Of the 3,513 crimes that take place per year in Anniston, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Anniston, Alabama every 2 hours. This includes 70 murders, 261 rapes, and just about nineteen thousand thefts (including 1,853 car thefts).

Total Crime in Anniston, Alabama (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Anniston, Alabama for 9 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Anniston has been reduced by 36%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 1%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 9 years in Anniston. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to three thousand for Anniston, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Anniston, Alabama (2000-2008)

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Anniston, Alabama (2000-2008)

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Anniston, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Anniston conform to the FBI data quality guidelines. For more information, and a description of the statistical methods and data algorithms used by RecordsPedia, please visit our methodology section.

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