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 peopleAlabaster/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime745n/a (estimate)2,1932,1482,324
Violent crime33n/a (estimate)97409370
Vehicle theft20n/a58.9202.3282.7
Property crime712n/a (estimate)2,0961,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Alabaster, AL

When we analyze the latest crime report, the Alabaster crime rate is 5.7% lower than the national average. These incidents are classified into two primary categories: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes include assault, robbery, rape and murder. Whereas property crimes encompass theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In the case of Alabaster, there were 33 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 97 per 100,000 individuals, 73.7% lower than the national average. Additionally, Alabaster recorded 712 property crimes, amounting to 2096 per 100,000 residents, 7.2% higher than the U.S. average.

When evaluating the Alabaster crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Alabaster crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

Alabaster stands out with one of the lowest violent crime rates in the United States. Reporting only 97 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Alabaster secures its place among the safest cities in the nation, making it an enticing destination for those in search of a new home.

In the latest reported crime year, Alabaster recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Alabaster exhibits a property crime rate closely aligned with the national average. There were 2096 reported property crimes, which closely matches the national average of 1954 per 100,000 people. Consequently, the area's safety profile mirrors that of an average city, neither notably safer nor more dangerous than the norm. This balance suggests that Alabaster maintains a consistent approach to property crime prevention in line with the broader national landscape.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Alabaster?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Alabaster residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 8 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 63% of Alabaster residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 38% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Alabaster a Safe Place to Live?

Before you decide to relocate, it’s always good to ask yourself “Is Alabaster a safe place to live?” Although the answer might not be that simple, as some areas are safer than others, getting a good feel for the overall rate of crime can definitely be helpful. Overall, the Alabaster crime rate is 6% lower than the national average. If we break that down daily, that translates into 2.04 crimes per day - 0.09 violent crimes and 1.95 property crimes.

Has Crime in Alabaster Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows us to analyze short-term trends in crime activity. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, we can identify patterns and shifts in Alabaster crime rates. This information can be invaluable for residents looking to make informed decisions on where to live. When comparing the most recent year to the previous year, total crime in Alabaster has increased by 142.7% year over year. Violent crime has increased by 32% and property crime has increased by 152.5%.

Potential Causes for Crime in Alabaster

Alabaster has a population density of 1315.8 people per square mile, while with the national average is 90.6 people per square mile. Cities characterized by high population density are frequently larger urban centers offering diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality may be accentuated, resulting in the coexistence of poverty and affluence. Such economic disparities can contribute to elevated property crimes and on occasion, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density generally record lower Alabaster crime rates.

Escalating cost of living expenses, encompassing exorbitant housing costs, grocery and healthcare expenditures, can induce financial strain on individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. Such economic stress may propel individuals towards criminal activities, including theft or burglary, as a means of addressing their financial hardships. Conversely, cities characterized by a lower cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, potentially resulting in a reduced crime rate. In Alabaster, the cost of living is 4.5% lower than the national average, reflecting a more affordable economic environment that could contribute to a decrease in crime levels.

The quality of housing and neighborhood conditions can influence crime rates. Neglected or run-down neighborhoods with poorly maintained properties may be more susceptible to criminal activities. In areas with housing affordability challenges, crime can emerge as a prominent issue. Certain individuals and families may find themselves residing in cramped or inadequate housing settings, amplifying stress levels and potentially fostering domestic conflicts and associated criminal incidents. It's worth noting that the median home price in Alabaster stands at $178,300, a contrast to the national average of $184,700.

Alabaster crime map

The Alabaster crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Alabaster 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 Alabaster crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Alabaster 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

      • Alabaster crime rates are 6% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Alabaster are 74% lower than the national average
      • In Alabaster you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Alabaster is safer than 56% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Alabaster has increased by 143%

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        Daily Crime In Alabaster (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Alabaster, AL per 100,000 people. In Alabaster, the total number of daily crimes is 1.02 times more than the Alabama average and 1.06 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Alabaster is 4.21 times less than the Alabama average and 3.81 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Alabaster has a daily crime rate that is 1.21 times more than the Alabama average and 1.07 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Alabaster (higher is better)

        When comparing the safety of Alabaster to every other city in Alabama, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Alabaster safe? The gauges above illustrate that Alabaster is safer than 63% of every city located within Alabama along with 56% 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. As a result, Alabaster, AL is ranked above average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Alabaster

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Alabaster is 1 in 1030
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Alabaster is 1 in 48
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Alabaster is 1 in 46
        Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Alabaster? In Alabaster, AL you have a 1 in 1030 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 48 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Alabaster.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Alabaster, Alabama (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Alabaster has increased by 31%, the amount of property crime in Alabaster has increased by 153%, and the total amount of crime in Alabaster has increased by 143% year over year.

        Alabaster police department

        Item Alabaster Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)889,968558,732
        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.

        Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

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        Lipscomb, AL2,0559999198
        Shoal Creek, AL1,23157244301
        Indian Springs Village, AL2,61864273337
        Highland Lakes, AL5,973106452558
        Helena, AL18,63195558654
        Meadowbrook, AL10,110144610754
        Shelby, AL987184784968
        Alabaster, AL33,373972,0962,193

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Cedar City, UT33,404791,3171,396
        Holland, MI33,3293221,3391,661
        Hinesville, GA33,3046212,6493,270
        Lexington, MA33,30444286330
        Woodridge, IL33,4432101,2331,443
        Alabaster, AL33,373972,0962,193
        Source: The Alabaster, 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.