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Gulf Shores, Alabama Crime Statistics

This webpage contains crime figures for Gulf Shores, Alabama. You can examine the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime numbers over time, and see how Gulf Shores compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records resources for Gulf Shores, Alabama, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 4,030 total crimes reported in Gulf Shores, Alabama (402 of them violent). Of the 504 crimes that occur a year in Gulf Shores, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Gulf Shores, Alabama every 17 hours. This includes 6 murders, 62 rapes, and nearly three thousand thefts (including 114 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Gulf Shores, 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

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Gulf Shores, Alabama for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Gulf Shores increased by 7 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 79 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in Gulf Shores. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly six hundred for Gulf Shores, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Gulf Shores, Alabama (2001-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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