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Morgan County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 37,841 total crimes reported in Morgan County, Alabama (2,207 of them violent). Of the 4,205 crimes that transpire each year in Morgan County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Morgan County, Alabama every 2 hours. This includes 25 murders, 199 rapes, and close to twenty-eight thousand thefts (including 1,680 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Morgan County, 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

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Morgan County, Alabama for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Morgan County has climbed by 24 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 16 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Morgan County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to six thousand for Morgan County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Morgan County, Alabama (1999, 2001-2008)

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 counties like Morgan County, Alabama (1999, 2001-2008)

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

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