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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 1999 and 2008 there were 68,354 total crimes reported in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (6,246 of them violent). Of the 6,835 crimes that occur a year in Tuscaloosa, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Tuscaloosa, Alabama 19 times a day. This includes 93 murders, 459 rapes, and more than forty-nine thousand thefts (including 2,809 motor vehicle thefts).

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Tuscaloosa, Alabama for all 10 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Tuscaloosa decreased by 87 percent. Over the same time frame, violent crime fell by 79 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden decrease in crime over the last 10 years in Tuscaloosa. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could fall to four thousand for Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Tuscaloosa, 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 cities like Tuscaloosa, Alabama (1999-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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