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Mobile, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 169,488 total crimes reported in Mobile, Alabama (12,839 of them violent). Of the 16,949 crimes that transpire each year in Mobile, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Mobile, Alabama every 31 minutes. This includes 332 murders, 754 rapes, and over one hundred and eighteen thousand thefts (including 12,877 automobile thefts).

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Mobile, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Mobile has diminished by 2 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 7 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 10 years in Mobile. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to sixteen thousand for Mobile, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Mobile, 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 cities like Mobile, 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

Mobile, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The FBI has noted the following deviations from their data quality guidelines:

  • In 1999-2000, the population for the city of Mobile, Alabama, includes 40,228 inhabitants from the jurisdiction of the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.
  • In 2001-2005, the population for the city of Mobile, Alabama, includes 55,864 inhabitants from the jurisdiction of the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.
  • In 2006, the population for the city of Mobile, Alabama, includes 56,876 inhabitants from the jurisdiction of the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.
  • In 2007, the population for the city of Mobile, Alabama, includes 61,856 inhabitants from the jurisdiction of the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.
  • In 2008, the population for the city of Mobile, Alabama, includes 60,536 inhabitants from the jurisdiction of the Mobile County Sheriff's Department.
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