This page contains crime rates for Washington County, Alabama. You can look through the breakdown of crime by type, changes to crime data over time, and see how Washington County compares to similar locations. If you are interested in seeing public records information for Washington County, Alabama, you can click the Public Records tab at the top.
Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,000 total crimes reported in Washington County, Alabama (189 of them violent). Of the 125 crimes that take place per year in Washington County, close to 50% transpire less than one mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Washington County, Alabama 125 times a year. This includes 5 murders, 14 rapes, and just about six hundred thefts (including 58 car thefts).
In the course of the most recent 10 years, crime data were available in Washington County, Alabama for 8 years. Throughout that period, reported crime in Washington County has risen by 68%. Throughout that same period of time, violent crime climbed by 82%. By and large, the crime data indicate a significant rise in crime over the last 8 years in Washington County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit just about two hundred for Washington County, Alabama in 2009.
Crime Data Information
Washington County, Alabama law enforcement agencies report their statistics to the FBI UCR program. The data reported for Washington 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.