Reported Annual Crime In Helena

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHelena/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime140n/a (estimate)7563,4802,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHelena/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a5.48.45.3
Rape6n/a32.439.440.4
Robbery0n/a0.096.4102.8
Assault18n/a97.2388.2248.5
Violent crime25n/a (estimate)135532386
Burglary21n/a113.4700.5468.9
Theft88n/a475.02,006.31,745.0
Vehicle theft6n/a32.4241.1236.9
Property crime115n/a (estimate)6212,9482,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Helena, AL. The total number of reported crimes in Helena, 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 Helena, AL crime rate is 78% lower than the Alabama average and is 73% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Helena, AL has a violent crime rate that is 75% lower than the Alabama average and 65% lower than the national average. For property crime, Helena, AL is 79% lower than the Alabama average and 75% lower than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Hoover, AL82,849121332453
Indian Springs Village, AL2,49083462546
Highland Lakes, AL4,679138766904
Brook Highland, AL7,2811739591,132
Concord, AL1,7241769761,152
Meadowbrook, AL8,5501871,0341,221
Vestavia Hills, AL34,061731,1611,234
Helena, AL16,752135621756

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Helena is 73% lower than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 2.07 daily crimes that occur in Helena.
  • Helena is safer than 76% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Helena you have a 1 in 133 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Helena has decreased by 7%.

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Daily Crime In Helena (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Helena, AL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Alabama and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Helena, AL are 4.60 times less than the Alabama average and 3.75 times less than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Helena, AL are 3.94 times less than than Alabama and 2.86 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Helena, AL are 4.75 times less than than Alabama and 3.95 times less than the national average.

How Safe is Helena (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Helena, AL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Helena, AL to other cities in the state and across the country, Helena, AL is 97% safer than other cities of Alabama and 76% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Alabama cities and all around the United States, Helena, AL has a ranking of above average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Helena, AL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Helena

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Helena is 1 in 741
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Helena is 1 in 162
The chance of being a victim of crime in Helena is 1 in 133
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Helena, AL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Helena, AL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 741. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 162 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 Helena, AL is 1 in 133.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Helena, AL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Helena, AL has increased by 16%, the amount of property crime in Helena, AL has decreased by 11%, and the total amount of crime in Helena, AL has decreased by 7% year to year.

Helena police department

ItemHelenaAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)259,968556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.54.13.3
There are a total of 25 Helena police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.9% less than the Alabama average and 55.2% 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.

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Country Club Hills, IL16,7524392,4702,909
Elkridge, MD16,7504582,2172,676
Mill Creek East, WA16,7542152,4822,696
Griffith, IN16,7651352,3712,506
St. Michael, MN16,7672211,9412,163
Helena, AL16,752135621756
Source: The Helena, 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.