Reported Annual Crime In Huntsville

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHuntsville/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime10,284n/a (estimate)5,4103,4512,860
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHuntsville/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder18n/a9.57.24.9
Rape132n/a69.442.038.6
Robbery368n/a193.694.9101.9
Assault1,023n/a538.1328.3237.8
Violent crime1,541n/a (estimate)811472373
Burglary1,761n/a926.3725.6491.4
Theft6,219n/a3,271.32,040.71,775.4
Vehicle theft763n/a401.4212.7220.2
Property crime8,743n/a (estimate)4,5992,9792,487
When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Huntsville, AL. All reported Huntsville, AL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Huntsville, AL overall crime rate is 57% higher than in comparison to the Alabama average; and is also 89% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Huntsville, AL, the rate is 72% higher than compared to the Alabama average, and 118% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Huntsville, AL comes in at 54% higher than to the average seen in Alabama, and 85% higher than the overall national average.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Huntsville is 89% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 14.82 daily crimes that occur in Huntsville.
  • Huntsville is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Huntsville you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Huntsville has decreased by 5%.

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Compare Huntsville, AL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Huntsville (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Huntsville, 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 Huntsville, AL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama state wide, are 1.57 times more than the state average and 1.89 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Huntsville, AL on a daily bases are 1.72 times more than than Alabama average and 2.18 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Huntsville, AL are 1.54 times more than the daily state average and 1.85 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Huntsville (higher is better)

How safe is Huntsville, AL compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Huntsville, AL is safer than 21% of the cities in Alabama and 7% 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 Huntsville, AL. Overall, Huntsville, AL is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Huntsville

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Huntsville is 1 in 124
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Huntsville is 1 in 22
The chance of being a victim of crime in Huntsville is 1 in 19
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Huntsville, AL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Huntsville, AL you have a 1 in 124 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Huntsville, AL.

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

A good indicator of whether Huntsville, AL is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate. In the graph above, the year over year crime rates are displayed for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The number of violent crimes in Huntsville, AL has increased by 4%, while the property crime rate in Huntsville, AL has decreased by 6% year over year. The number of total crimes in Huntsville, AL has decreased by 5% year over year.

Huntsville police department

ItemHuntsvilleAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)5229,968556,527
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.13.3
There are a total of 522 Huntsville police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30% less than the Alabama average and 13% 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
Owens Cross Roads, AL1,9541101,1501,260
New Market, AL1,5961791,1281,307
Hazel Green, AL3,2722171,3721,589
Meridianville, AL6,0732301,4541,684
New Hope, AL2,8131071,8121,918
Huntsville, AL184,1328114,5995,410

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spring Valley, NV183,9379333,5764,509
Tallahassee, FL185,3951,0645,0916,155
Worcester, MA182,5118872,9313,818
Knoxville, TN181,7599276,0036,929
Newport News, VA181,3624333,0523,486
Huntsville, AL184,1328114,5995,410
Source: The Huntsville, 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.