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Leeds, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 5,051 total crimes reported in Leeds, Alabama (479 of them violent). Of the 561 crimes that occur a year in Leeds, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Leeds, Alabama every 15 hours. This includes 9 murders, 52 rapes, and nearly four thousand thefts (including 257 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Leeds, Alabama (1999, 2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Leeds, Alabama for 9 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Leeds increased by 31 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 54 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 9 years in Leeds. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for Leeds, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Leeds, Alabama (1999, 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 cities like Leeds, Alabama (1999, 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

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