Reported Annual Crime In Opelika

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOpelika/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,697n/a (estimate)5,6233,4802,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOpelika/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder7n/a23.28.45.3
Rape18n/a59.639.440.4
Robbery35n/a116.096.4102.8
Assault161n/a533.5388.2248.5
Violent crime221n/a (estimate)732532386
Burglary233n/a772.0700.5468.9
Theft1,158n/a3,837.02,006.31,745.0
Vehicle theft85n/a281.6241.1236.9
Property crime1,476n/a (estimate)4,8912,9482,451
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Opelika, AL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Opelika, AL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Opelika, AL crime rates are 62% higher than in comparison to the Alabama mean and are 98% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Opelika, AL has a rate that is 38% higher than the Alabama average; compared to the United States, it is 90% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Opelika, AL is 66% higher than its state's mean, and 100% higher than the country's average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Huguley, AL2,2572661,4731,738
Auburn, AL60,3183291,7612,090
Waverly, AL2264972,7523,249
Loachapoka, AL2345483,0373,585
Cusseta, AL1266903,8244,514
Valley, AL9,4397615,5156,276
West Point, GA3,4989516,1297,081
Opelika, AL29,0307324,8915,623

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Opelika is 98% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.41 daily crimes that occur in Opelika.
  • Opelika is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Opelika you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Opelika has decreased by 2%.

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Daily Crime In Opelika (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Opelika, AL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Alabama and on a national level. In Opelika, AL the total number of daily crimes is 1.62 times more than the Alabama average and 1.98 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Opelika, AL is 1.38 times more than the Alabama average and 1.90 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Opelika, AL has a daily crime rate that is 1.66 times more than the Alabama average and 2.00 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Opelika (higher is better)

When comparing the safety of Opelika, AL compared to every other city in Alabama as well as the entirety of the United States, the gauges found above illustrate that Opelika, AL ranks safer than 25% of every city located within Alabama along with 8% 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 Opelika, AL. As a result, Opelika, AL is ranked below average when compared to the majority of US cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Opelika

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Opelika is 1 in 137
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Opelika is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Opelika is 1 in 18
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Opelika, AL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Opelika, AL, then there is a 1 in 137 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 21. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Opelika, AL.

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

Determining whether Opelika, AL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Opelika, AL has increased by 6% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 3% year over year. Total crimes for Opelika, AL has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

Opelika police department

ItemOpelikaAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1049,968558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.13.3
There are a total of 104 Opelika police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.8% less than the Alabama average and 17.6% 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
Norwood, MA29,0181071,0191,125
Suisun City, CA29,0452692,1972,466
East Haven, CT29,0151112,2752,386
Sanford, NC29,0484713,4643,935
West Falls Church, VA29,0591231,0471,170
Opelika, AL29,0307324,8915,623
Source: The Opelika, 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.