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Winston County, Alabama Crime Statistics

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

Total Crime

Between 2001 and 2008 there were 1,975 total crimes reported in Winston County, Alabama (236 of them violent). Of the 282 crimes that transpire each year in Winston County, just about one half take place less than a mile from home. On average, someone is a victim of a crime in Winston County, Alabama 282 times a year. This includes 5 murders, 17 rapes, and over one thousand thefts (including 88 automobile thefts).

Total Crime in Winston County, Alabama (2001, 2003-2008)

Please note that these figures do not include crime statistics for 1999, 2000 or 2002, as there were no data available for those years.

Crime Trends

Throughout the last 10 years, crime data were available in Winston County, Alabama for 7 years. Over that period of time, reported crime in Winston County has climbed by 92 per-cent. In the course of that same period, violent crime rose by 91 per-cent. Taken as a whole, the crime rates are a sign of a rapid worsening in crime over the last 7 years in Winston County. If the current trend continues, predicted crime numbers could hit close to six hundred for Winston County, Alabama in 2009.

Crime Trends in Winston County, Alabama (2001, 2003-2008)

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 counties like Winston County, Alabama (2001, 2003-2008)

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

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