Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAddison/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime23n/a (estimate)3,4232,1482,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)595409370
Vehicle theft2n/a297.6202.3282.7
Property crime19n/a (estimate)2,8271,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Addison, AL

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Addison is 47.3% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 4 violent crimes reported in Addison, equivalent to 595 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 61%. Additionally, Addison recorded 19 property crimes, amounting to 2827 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 44.7%.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Addison reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Is Addison a Safe Place to Live?

Is Addison a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Addison has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 47%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.06 daily incidents, encompassing 0.01 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Addison as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Addison

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Addison crime rate. The poverty level in Addison is 12.6%, while the national average is 15.1%.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Addison crime rates. For instance, in Addison, the population density stands at 192 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level achieved in any given city can influence crime rates significantly. Greater educational achievement is frequently associated with decreased crime rates, as it offers individuals improved job prospects and alternatives to engaging in crime related activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment rates tend to coincide with elevated crime rates. In Addison, 73.8% of residents have successfully graduated from high school, in contrast to the national average where 83% have achieved high school graduation.

Addison crime map

The Addison crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Addison as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Addison crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Addison crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Addison crime rates are 47% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Addison are 61% higher than the national average
  • In Addison you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Addison is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Addison has not changed

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        Daily Crime In Addison (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Addison

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Addison is 1 in 169
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Addison is 1 in 36
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Addison is 1 in 30

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

        Addison police department

        Item Addison Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 10,698 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 231 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 13% less than the national average.

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        West Point, AL4724581,9492,407
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        Addison, AL7235952,8273,423

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        Source: The Addison, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.