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Dallas County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 21,069 total crimes reported in Dallas County, Alabama (2,702 of them violent). Of the 2,634 crimes that take place per year in Dallas County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dallas County, Alabama every 3 hours. This includes 28 murders, 210 rapes, and at least thirteen thousand thefts (including 1,465 car thefts).

Total Crime in Dallas County, Alabama (2000, 2002-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2001, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Dallas County, Alabama for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Dallas County has been reduced by 10%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 66%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 8 years in Dallas County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Dallas County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dallas County, Alabama (2000, 2002-2008)

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 Dallas County, Alabama (2000, 2002-2008)

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

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