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Houston County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 36,876 total crimes reported in Houston County, Alabama (3,178 of them violent). Of the 3,688 crimes that happen every year in Houston County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Houston County, Alabama every 2 hours. This includes 62 murders, 447 rapes, and greater than twenty-six thousand thefts (including 1,790 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Houston County, Alabama for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Houston County has grown by 25%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 22%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Houston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit almost five thousand for Houston County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Houston County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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 counties like Houston County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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