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Mobile County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 214,289 total crimes reported in Mobile County, Alabama (17,844 of them violent). Of the 21,429 crimes that take place per year in Mobile County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mobile County, Alabama every 24 minutes. This includes 448 murders, 1,035 rapes, and just about one hundred and forty-six thousand thefts (including 17,367 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Mobile County, Alabama for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Mobile County has risen by 28%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 32%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Mobile County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least twenty-two thousand for Mobile County, Alabama in 2009.

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

Please take note that these graphs show reported crime rates and some sudden changes in crime data are the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

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

You are discouraged against over-analyzing ranking data to decide 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or disparities in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual table bars to see crime rates in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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