Reported Annual Crime In Decatur

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,528n/a (estimate)4,5563,4512,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDecatur/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder5n/a9.07.24.9
Rape17n/a30.642.038.6
Robbery48n/a86.594.9101.9
Assault92n/a165.8328.3237.8
Violent crime162n/a (estimate)292472373
Burglary469n/a845.3725.6491.4
Theft1,754n/a3,161.32,040.71,775.4
Vehicle theft143n/a257.7212.7220.2
Property crime2,366n/a (estimate)4,2642,9792,487
A comprehensive overview of any and all yearly reported crimes in Decatur, 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 32% higher than the average of crimes committed in Alabama. It is also 59% higher than the national average. When it comes to violent crimes, Decatur, AL shows a crime rate that is 38% lower than the Alabama average. The crime rate is also 22% lower than the national average. When it comes to property crimes, Decatur, AL is shown to be 43% higher than the Alabama average and 71% higher than the national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Decatur is 59% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.48 daily crimes that occur in Decatur.
  • Decatur is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Decatur you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Decatur has decreased by 1%.

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Daily Crime In Decatur (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Decatur, AL per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Alabama as well as national figures. In Decatur, AL the total number of daily crimes is 1.32 times more than the Alabama average and 1.59 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Decatur, AL are 1.62 times less than the Alabama average and 1.28 times less than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Decatur, AL has a daily crime rate that is 1.43 times more than the Alabama average and 1.71 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Decatur (higher is better)

How safe is Decatur, AL compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Decatur, AL is safer than 56% of the cities in Alabama and 25% of the cities in the United States. These results are determined by analyzing all cities in Alabama and across the US as a whole and determining how many total cities have a lower crime rate than Decatur, AL. Overall, Decatur, AL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Decatur

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Decatur is 1 in 343
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Decatur is 1 in 24
The chance of being a victim of crime in Decatur is 1 in 22
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Decatur, 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 Decatur, AL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 343. 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 24 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 Decatur, AL is 1 in 22.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Decatur, AL is on the rise or declining. Analysts use this measure in order to eliminate the effect of changes in crime by the season. Year over year change in crime is shown for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people in the graph above. Clearly, the violent crime rate in Decatur, AL has increased by 45%, while the property crime rate in Decatur, AL has decreased by 3% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Decatur, AL has decreased by 1% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Decatur police department

ItemDecaturAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1569,968556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.13.3
There are a total of 156 Decatur police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.5% less than the Alabama average and 14.9% 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
Priceville, AL2,848631,1371,200
Mooresville, AL621911,2041,394
Trinity, AL2,2571861,8091,994
Madison, AL44,8663151,8662,181
Athens, AL23,335562,4022,457
Decatur, AL55,6412924,2644,556

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Chicopee, MA55,6034832,5413,024
Coconut Creek, FL55,5901372,0962,232
Anderson, IN55,7894223,9064,327
New Brunswick, NJ55,8047172,2212,939
Santee, CA55,4351481,5021,650
Decatur, AL55,6412924,2644,556
Source: The Decatur, 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.