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Jackson County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 10,989 total crimes reported in Jackson County, Alabama (865 of them violent). Of the 1,221 crimes that transpire each year in Jackson County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Jackson County, Alabama every 7 hours. This includes 20 murders, 78 rapes, and over eight thousand thefts (including 911 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Jackson County, Alabama (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Jackson County, Alabama for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Jackson County has climbed by 27 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 73 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Jackson County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to two thousand for Jackson County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Jackson County, Alabama (2000-2008)

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 counties like Jackson County, Alabama (2000-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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