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St. Clair County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 10,869 total crimes reported in St. Clair County, Alabama (1,023 of them violent). Of the 1,087 crimes that happen every year in St. Clair County, nearly one-half occur less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in St. Clair County, Alabama every 8 hours. This includes 13 murders, 131 rapes, and almost eight thousand thefts (including 630 auto thefts).

Crime Trends

Over the preceding 10 years, crime data were available in St. Clair County, Alabama for all 10 years. During that time frame, reported crime in St. Clair County has grown by 62%. During that same interval, violent crime grew by 57%. On the whole, the crime figures reflect a dramatic growth in crime over the last 10 years in St. Clair County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit greater than two thousand for St. Clair County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in St. Clair County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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 counties like St. Clair County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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