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Russell County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,526 total crimes reported in Russell County, Alabama (1,110 of them violent). Of the 1,316 crimes that occur a year in Russell County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Russell County, Alabama every 6 hours. This includes 19 murders, 73 rapes, and nearly seven thousand thefts (including 1,122 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Russell County, Alabama (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

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

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Russell County, Alabama for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Russell County increased by 25 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 27 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in Russell County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly two thousand for Russell County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Russell County, Alabama (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

Remember that these graphs show reported crime figures and some step offs in crime numbers may be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in counties like Russell County, Alabama (1999-2004, 2007-2008)

Visitors are cautioned against interpreting ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a certain location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or differences in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual graph bars to see crime figures in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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