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Vestavia Hills, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2000 and 2008 there were 2,951 total crimes reported in Vestavia Hills, Alabama (244 of them violent). Of the 328 crimes that transpire each year in Vestavia Hills, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Vestavia Hills, Alabama 328 times a year.

Total Crime in Vestavia Hills, Alabama (2000-2008)

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

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Vestavia Hills, Alabama for 9 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Vestavia Hills has climbed by 1 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 50 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a slow worsening in crime over the last 9 years in Vestavia Hills. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit over three hundred for Vestavia Hills, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Vestavia Hills, Alabama (2000-2008)

Bear in mind that these graphs show reported crime data and large changes in crime rates can be the result of changes in reporting, not actual changes in crime rates.

Crime Comparisons

Crime rates per 1,000 population in cities like Vestavia Hills, Alabama (2000-2008)

Individuals are dissuaded against drawing conclusions from ranking data to determine 'how dangerous' a particular location is, as many factors, including episodic events, or discrepencies in crime reporting and methodology can skew rankings. Click on the individual figure bars to see crime data in these locations.

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Crime Data Information

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