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Gardendale, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 3,381 total crimes reported in Gardendale, Alabama (159 of them violent). Of the 483 crimes that happen every year in Gardendale, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gardendale, Alabama every 18 hours. This includes 3 murders, 7 rapes, and almost three thousand thefts (including 188 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Gardendale, Alabama (2000-2004, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2005 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Gardendale, Alabama for 7 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Gardendale has grown by 24%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 37%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 7 years in Gardendale. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost six hundred for Gardendale, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gardendale, Alabama (2000-2004, 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 Gardendale, Alabama (2000-2004, 2007-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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