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Dothan, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 34,660 total crimes reported in Dothan, Alabama (3,103 of them violent). Of the 3,466 crimes that take place per year in Dothan, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Dothan, Alabama every 2 hours. This includes 59 murders, 440 rapes, and at least twenty-four thousand thefts (including 1,561 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Dothan, Alabama for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Dothan has risen by 13%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 15%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Dothan. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about four thousand for Dothan, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Dothan, 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 cities like Dothan, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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