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Madison County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 137,770 total crimes reported in Madison County, Alabama (13,652 of them violent). Of the 13,777 crimes that happen every year in Madison County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Madison County, Alabama every 38 minutes. This includes 162 murders, 1,073 rapes, and greater than ninety-eight thousand thefts (including 11,390 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Madison County, Alabama for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Madison County has grown by 18%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 4%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a slight growth in crime over the last 10 years in Madison County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than sixteen thousand for Madison County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Madison County, Alabama (1999-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Madison County, Alabama (1999-2008)

Users are warned against reading into ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a given location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or variations in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual chart bars to see crime numbers in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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

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