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Sheffield, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 4,804 total crimes reported in Sheffield, Alabama (268 of them violent). Of the 601 crimes that occur a year in Sheffield, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Sheffield, Alabama every 14 hours. This includes 7 murders, 39 rapes, and nearly four thousand thefts (including 105 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Sheffield, Alabama (2000-2005, 2007-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2006, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Sheffield, Alabama for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Sheffield increased by 33 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 61 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual increase in crime over the last 8 years in Sheffield. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit nearly seven hundred for Sheffield, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Sheffield, Alabama (2000-2005, 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 cities like Sheffield, Alabama (2000-2005, 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

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