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Pelham, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 4,555 total crimes reported in Pelham, Alabama (252 of them violent). Of the 506 crimes that happen every year in Pelham, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Pelham, Alabama every 17 hours. This includes 4 murders, 20 rapes, and almost four thousand thefts (including 255 auto thefts).

Total Crime in Pelham, Alabama (2000-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, as there were no data available for that year.

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in Pelham, Alabama for 9 years. During that time frame, reported crime in Pelham has grown by 20%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 52%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 9 years in Pelham. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than six hundred for Pelham, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Pelham, Alabama (2000-2008)

Keep in mind that these graphs show reported crime numbers and certain sharp changes in crime figures might be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Pelham, Alabama (2000-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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