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Huntsville, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 118,533 total crimes reported in Huntsville, Alabama (12,093 of them violent). Of the 11,853 crimes that transpire each year in Huntsville, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Huntsville, Alabama every 44 minutes. This includes 149 murders, 913 rapes, and close to eighty-six thousand thefts (including 9,957 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Huntsville, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Huntsville has diminished by 9 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 22 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Huntsville. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over twelve thousand for Huntsville, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Huntsville, Alabama (1999-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Huntsville, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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