Reported Annual Crime In Athens

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime619n/a (estimate)2,4573,4512,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAthens/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.24.9
Rape0n/a0.042.038.6
Robbery9n/a35.794.9101.9
Assault5n/a19.8328.3237.8
Violent crime14n/a (estimate)56472373
Burglary77n/a305.7725.6491.4
Theft520n/a2,064.12,040.71,775.4
Vehicle theft8n/a31.8212.7220.2
Property crime605n/a (estimate)2,4022,9792,487
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Athens, AL. The total number of reported crimes in Athens, AL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Athens, AL crime rate is 29% lower than the Alabama average and is 14% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Athens, AL has a violent crime rate that is 88% lower than the Alabama average and 85% lower than the national average. For property crime, Athens, AL is 19% lower than the Alabama average and 3% lower than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 14% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 6.73 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Athens has decreased by 20%.

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Compare Athens, AL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Athens, AL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Alabama. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Athens, AL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama state wide, are 1.40 times less than the state average and 1.16 times less than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Athens, AL on a daily bases are 8.50 times less than than Alabama average and 6.70 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Athens, AL are 1.24 times less than the daily state average and 1.04 times less than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Athens, AL compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Athens, AL safer than 89% when compared to other Alabama cities, and 63% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alabama, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Athens, AL. At this time, Athens, AL sees a above average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 1800
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 42
The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 41
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Athens, AL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Athens, AL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1800. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 42 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Athens, AL is 1 in 41.

Year Over Year Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

Determining whether Athens, AL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Athens, AL has increased by 133% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 22% year over year. Total crimes for Athens, AL has decreased by 20% in the same time frame.

Athens police department

ItemAthensAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)559,968556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.13.3
There are a total of 55 Athens police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.3% less than the Alabama average and 25.8% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Alabama

StateTotal offendersAlabama /100KNational /100K
Alabama11,372245222
There are a total of 11,372 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 245 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Mooresville, AL621911,2041,394
Trinity, AL2,2571861,8091,994
Harvest, AL5,2132761,7422,017
Madison, AL44,8663151,8662,181
Ardmore, TN1,1823302,1452,475
Athens, AL23,335562,4022,457

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Vero Beach South, FL23,3435263,2043,731
Munster, IN23,325701,8701,940
Elk River, MN23,3461002,2242,324
Cottage Lake, WA23,3181191,4551,574
Ashland, CA23,3605803,5674,147
Athens, AL23,335562,4022,457
Source: The Athens, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.