Reported Annual Crime In Birmingham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBirmingham/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime17,206n/a (estimate)8,1053,4802,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBirmingham/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder79n/a37.28.45.3
Rape159n/a74.939.440.4
Robbery1,114n/a524.896.4102.8
Assault2,355n/a1,109.3388.2248.5
Violent crime3,707n/a (estimate)1,746532386
Burglary3,146n/a1,481.9700.5468.9
Theft8,838n/a4,163.12,006.31,745.0
Vehicle theft1,515n/a713.6241.1236.9
Property crime13,499n/a (estimate)6,3592,9482,451
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Birmingham, AL is shown in the table above. In order to provide more clarity, the total number of crimes is shown as well as the amount of crimes committed per 100,000 people. The crimes indicated in the table are separated into two different categories. These categories are property crimes and violent crimes. According to the table, the overall crime rate is 133% higher than the average of crimes committed in Alabama. It is also 186% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Birmingham, AL shows a crime rate that is 228% higher than the Alabama average. The crime rate is also 352% higher than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Birmingham, AL is shown to be 116% higher than the Alabama average and 159% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hoover, AL82,849121332453
Shoal Creek, AL1,38575414488
Indian Springs Village, AL2,49083462546
Highland Lakes, AL4,679138766904
Sylvan Springs, AL1,6711689301,098
Brook Highland, AL7,2811739591,132
Concord, AL1,7241769761,152
Birmingham, AL211,7051,7466,3598,105

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Birmingham is 186% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 22.21 daily crimes that occur in Birmingham.
  • Birmingham is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Birmingham you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Birmingham has not changed.

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Daily Crime In Birmingham (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Birmingham, AL per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Alabama as well as national figures. In Birmingham, AL the total number of daily crimes is 2.33 times more than the Alabama average and 2.86 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Birmingham, AL are 3.28 times more than the Alabama average and 4.52 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Birmingham, AL has a daily crime rate that is 2.16 times more than the Alabama average and 2.59 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Birmingham (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Birmingham, AL compared to every other city in Alabama as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Birmingham, AL ranks safer than 0% of every city located within Alabama along with 0% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Alabama and in the United States as a whole. It is then established the total amount of cities that have a lower crime rate than Birmingham, AL. As a result, Birmingham, AL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Birmingham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Birmingham is 1 in 58
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Birmingham is 1 in 16
The chance of being a victim of crime in Birmingham is 1 in 13
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Birmingham, AL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Birmingham, AL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 58. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 16 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Birmingham, AL is 1 in 13.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Birmingham, AL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Birmingham, AL has not changed and the rate of property crime in Birmingham, AL has not changed. The total crime rate in Birmingham, AL has not changed year to year.

Birmingham police department

ItemBirminghamAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,1209,968556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.34.13.3
There are a total of 1,120 Birmingham police officers. This results in 5.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.3% greater than the Alabama average and 60.8% greater 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Boise, ID211,6552982,3262,623
Richmond, VA211,0633502,9853,335
Rochester, NY210,4618803,7264,606
San Bernardino, CA213,0441,3244,2245,548
Spokane, WA210,1425987,6888,286
Birmingham, AL211,7051,7466,3598,105
Source: The Birmingham, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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.