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DeKalb County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,190 total crimes reported in DeKalb County, Alabama (669 of them violent). Of the 819 crimes that happen every year in DeKalb County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in DeKalb County, Alabama every 10 hours. This includes 5 murders, 80 rapes, and almost six thousand thefts (including 493 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in DeKalb County, Alabama for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in DeKalb County has grown by 45%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 79%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in DeKalb County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than one thousand for DeKalb County, Alabama in 2009.

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

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 DeKalb County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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

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

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