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Lee County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 44,722 total crimes reported in Lee County, Alabama (4,434 of them violent). Of the 4,472 crimes that transpire each year in Lee County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Lee County, Alabama 13 times each day. This includes 61 murders, 399 rapes, and over thirty thousand thefts (including 1,473 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Lee County, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Lee County has climbed by 70 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 78 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 10 years in Lee County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over six thousand for Lee County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Lee 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 Lee 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

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