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Lauderdale County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 19,779 total crimes reported in Lauderdale County, Alabama (1,605 of them violent). Of the 1,978 crimes that transpire each year in Lauderdale County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lauderdale County, Alabama every 4 hours. This includes 14 murders, 138 rapes, and over fourteen thousand thefts (including 540 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Lauderdale County, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Lauderdale County has climbed by 46 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 47 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Lauderdale County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over two thousand for Lauderdale County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lauderdale County, 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 counties like Lauderdale County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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

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