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Lamar County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 669 total crimes reported in Lamar County, Alabama (62 of them violent). Of the 84 crimes that occur a year in Lamar County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lamar County, Alabama 84 times a year.

Total Crime in Lamar County, 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 Lamar County, Alabama for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Lamar County increased by 24 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 50 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in Lamar County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than ninety for Lamar County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lamar County, 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

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Lamar County, Alabama (2001-2008)

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

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