Reported Annual Crime In Columbia

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,556 (estimate)3,4512,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a7.24.9
Rapen/an/an/a42.038.6
Robberyn/an/an/a94.9101.9
Assaultn/an/an/a328.3237.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)623 (estimate)472373
Burglaryn/an/an/a725.6491.4
Theftn/an/an/a2,040.71,775.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a212.7220.2
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,933 (estimate)2,9792,487

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Columbia is 59% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.48 daily crimes that occur in Columbia.
  • Columbia is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Columbia has decreased by 18%.

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Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 161
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 22

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

Columbia police department

ItemColumbiaAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29,968556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.13.3
There are a total of 2 Columbia police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.2% less than the Alabama average and 18.1% 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
Cowarts, AL1,8971941,2231,417
Webb, AL1,3422061,2991,505
Kinsey, AL2,2462381,4991,737
Headland, AL4,637631,7291,792
Blakely, GA4,8823342,6683,002
Columbia, AL7806233,9334,556

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Payne Springs, TX7805673,8974,464
Hawley, TX78001,1571,157
Piney Point, MD7804922,4912,983
Lockesburg, AR7807294,5495,278
Aspen Park, CO7802622,1532,415
Columbia, AL7806233,9334,556
Source: The Columbia, 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.