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Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 2,005,013 total crimes reported in Alabama (202,287 of them violent). Of the 200,501 crimes that take place per year in Alabama, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Alabama every 2 minutes. This includes 3,430 murders, 15,801 rapes, and at least one million thefts (including 137,101 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Alabama for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Alabama has risen by 9%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 1%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Alabama. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two hundred and eight thousand for Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in 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 states like 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

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