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Oxford, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 8,156 total crimes reported in Oxford, Alabama (671 of them violent). Of the 1,359 crimes that transpire each year in Oxford, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Oxford, Alabama every 6 hours. This includes 4 murders, 43 rapes, and over six thousand thefts (including 542 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Oxford, Alabama (1999, 2001-2003, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 2000, 2004, 2005 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Oxford, Alabama for 6 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Oxford has diminished by 1 per-cent. In the course of the same period, violent crime dropped by 14 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow drop off in crime over the last 6 years in Oxford. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to one thousand for Oxford, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Oxford, Alabama (1999, 2001-2003, 2007-2008)

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 Oxford, Alabama (1999, 2001-2003, 2007-2008)

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

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