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Baldwin County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 28,242 total crimes reported in Baldwin County, Alabama (2,149 of them violent). Of the 2,824 crimes that take place per year in Baldwin County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Baldwin County, Alabama every 3 hours. This includes 31 murders, 283 rapes, and just about twenty-one thousand thefts (including 1,212 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Baldwin County, Alabama for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Baldwin County has risen by 87%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 97%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 10 years in Baldwin County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about five thousand for Baldwin County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Baldwin County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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 counties like Baldwin County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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

Baldwin County, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 2004, because of changes in reporting practices, annexations, and/or incomplete data, figures are not comparable to previous years' data.
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