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Tallapoosa County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 11,865 total crimes reported in Tallapoosa County, Alabama (1,341 of them violent). Of the 1,187 crimes that take place per year in Tallapoosa County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tallapoosa County, Alabama every 7 hours. This includes 18 murders, 105 rapes, and just about nine thousand thefts (including 417 car thefts).

Crime Trends

In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Tallapoosa County, Alabama for all 10 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Tallapoosa County has risen by 48%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 69%. By and large, the crime data indicate a general rise in crime over the last 10 years in Tallapoosa County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit at least one thousand for Tallapoosa County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Tallapoosa County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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 counties like Tallapoosa County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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

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