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Etowah County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 30,092 total crimes reported in Etowah County, Alabama (2,672 of them violent). Of the 3,762 crimes that take place per year in Etowah County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Etowah County, Alabama every 2 hours. This includes 28 murders, 257 rapes, and at least twenty-one thousand thefts (including 1,962 car thefts).

Total Crime in Etowah 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

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Etowah County, Alabama for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Etowah County has risen by 86%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 97%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 8 years in Etowah County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least four thousand for Etowah County, Alabama in 2009.

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

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 Etowah County, Alabama (2001-2008)

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

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