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Roanoke, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2002 and 2008 there were 1,558 total crimes reported in Roanoke, Alabama (163 of them violent). Of the 260 crimes that take place per year in Roanoke, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Roanoke, Alabama 260 times a year. This includes 4 murders, 27 rapes, and at least one thousand thefts (including 58 car thefts).

Total Crime in Roanoke, Alabama (2002-2006, 2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000, 2001 or 2007, 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 Roanoke, Alabama for 6 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Roanoke has been reduced by 16%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 52%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 6 years in Roanoke. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two hundred for Roanoke, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Roanoke, Alabama (2002-2006, 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 cities like Roanoke, Alabama (2002-2006, 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

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