Reported Annual Crime In Selma

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSelma/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,840n/a (estimate)9,5423,4802,837
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSelma/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder8n/a41.58.45.3
Rape21n/a108.939.440.4
Robbery79n/a409.796.4102.8
Assault240n/a1,244.6388.2248.5
Violent crime348n/a (estimate)1,805532386
Burglary399n/a2,069.2700.5468.9
Theft988n/a5,123.72,006.31,745.0
Vehicle theft105n/a544.5241.1236.9
Property crime1,492n/a (estimate)7,7372,9482,451
The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Selma, AL. The total number of reported crimes in Selma, 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 Selma, AL crime rate is 174% higher than the Alabama average and is 236% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Selma, AL has a violent crime rate that is 239% higher than the Alabama average and 367% higher than the national average. For property crime, Selma, AL is 162% higher than the Alabama average and 216% higher than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Benton, AL322151,1911,406
Valley Grande, AL3,8552401,3271,567
Selmont-West Selmont, AL2,3353331,8432,176
Orrville, AL1447814,3305,111
Selma, AL19,6501,8057,7379,542

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Selma is 236% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 26.14 daily crimes that occur in Selma.
  • Selma is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Selma you have a 1 in 11 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Selma has increased by 100%.

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Daily Crime In Selma (per 100,000 people)

The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Selma, AL per 100,000 people. For comparison purposes, the number of daily crimes is also reported for Alabama and on a national level. In Selma, AL the total number of daily crimes is 2.74 times more than the Alabama average and 3.36 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Selma, AL is 3.39 times more than the Alabama average and 4.67 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Selma, AL has a daily crime rate that is 2.62 times more than the Alabama average and 3.16 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Selma (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Selma, AL compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Selma, AL safer than 0% when compared to other Alabama cities, and 0% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alabama, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Selma, AL. At this time, Selma, AL sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Selma

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Selma is 1 in 56
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Selma is 1 in 13
The chance of being a victim of crime in Selma is 1 in 11
Have you ever worried about your odds of becoming a crime victim in Selma, AL? The above illustrations display your chances being the victim of property crimes, violent crimes, or either crime. In Selma, AL your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 56. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 13 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 Selma, AL is 1 in 11.

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

The year over year change in crime helps to understand whether crime in Selma, 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 Selma, AL has increased by 176%, while the property crime rate in Selma, AL has increased by 88% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Selma, AL has increased by 100% with regards to total crimes year over year.

Selma police department

ItemSelmaAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)729,968558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

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
Willmar, MN19,6412492,1382,388
Eustis, FL19,6612373,2973,533
Mustang, OK19,6371011,1821,283
Prunedale, CA19,6284642,6603,124
Rosamond, CA19,6726653,8154,480
Selma, AL19,6501,8057,7379,542
Source: The Selma, 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.