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Fort Payne, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 4,602 total crimes reported in Fort Payne, Alabama (248 of them violent). Of the 575 crimes that happen every year in Fort Payne, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Fort Payne, Alabama every 15 hours. This includes 4 murders, 18 rapes, and almost four thousand thefts (including 119 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Fort Payne, Alabama (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2005 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Fort Payne, Alabama for 8 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Fort Payne has grown by 7%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 63%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 8 years in Fort Payne. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six hundred for Fort Payne, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Fort Payne, Alabama (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

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 cities like Fort Payne, Alabama (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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