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Covington County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 6,326 total crimes reported in Covington County, Alabama (659 of them violent). Of the 791 crimes that happen every year in Covington County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Covington County, Alabama every 11 hours. This includes 12 murders, 80 rapes, and greater than four thousand thefts (including 209 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Covington County, Alabama (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Covington County, Alabama for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Covington County has lessened by 3%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 9%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Covington County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost nine hundred for Covington County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Covington County, Alabama (2001-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Covington County, Alabama (2001-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

Covington County, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Covington County 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.