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Monroe County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 4,353 total crimes reported in Monroe County, Alabama (930 of them violent). Of the 622 crimes that take place per year in Monroe County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Monroe County, Alabama every 14 hours. This includes 8 murders, 25 rapes, and just about three thousand thefts (including 293 car thefts).

Total Crime in Monroe County, Alabama (2001-2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Monroe County, Alabama for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Monroe County has risen by 42%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 8%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 7 years in Monroe County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least eight hundred for Monroe County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Monroe County, Alabama (2001-2005, 2007-2008)

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 Monroe County, Alabama (2001-2005, 2007-2008)

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

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