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Selma, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 20,036 total crimes reported in Selma, Alabama (2,613 of them violent). Of the 2,862 crimes that take place per year in Selma, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Selma, Alabama every 3 hours. This includes 28 murders, 199 rapes, and at least twelve thousand thefts (including 1,379 car thefts).

Total Crime in Selma, Alabama (2000, 2002-2004, 2006-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2001 or 2005, 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 Selma, Alabama for 7 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Selma has been reduced by 39%. Throughout the same period of time, violent crime improved by 97%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general improvement in crime over the last 7 years in Selma. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to two thousand for Selma, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Selma, Alabama (2000, 2002-2004, 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 Selma, Alabama (2000, 2002-2004, 2006-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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