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Walker County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 14,355 total crimes reported in Walker County, Alabama (783 of them violent). Of the 1,794 crimes that occur a year in Walker County, almost half happen less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Walker County, Alabama every 4 hours. This includes 9 murders, 79 rapes, and nearly eleven thousand thefts (including 1,005 motor vehicle thefts).

Total Crime in Walker County, Alabama (2001-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999 or 2000, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

During the previous 10 years, crime data were available in Walker County, Alabama for 8 years. Over that interval, reported crime in Walker County increased by 83 percent. Over that same time frame, violent crime increased by 72 percent. Overall, the crime numbers reveal a sudden increase in crime over the last 8 years in Walker County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit more than three thousand for Walker County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Walker County, Alabama (2001-2008)

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 Walker County, Alabama (2001-2008)

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Crime Data Information

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