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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 82,985 total crimes reported in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (7,876 of them violent). Of the 8,299 crimes that occur a year in Tuscaloosa County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama 23 times a day. This includes 117 murders, 599 rapes, and more than fifty-nine thousand thefts (including 4,018 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Tuscaloosa County decreased by 19 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime did not change. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a gradual decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Tuscaloosa County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to seven thousand for Tuscaloosa County, Alabama in 2009.

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

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 Tuscaloosa County, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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