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Total crime 320%
Violent crime 686%
Property crime 257%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleAnniston/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,342n/a (estimate)10,8473,3372,580
Murder7n/a32.47.85.0
Rape43n/a199.140.842.6
Robbery68n/a314.983.486.2
Assault528n/a2,445.4387.6246.8
Violent crime646n/a (estimate)2,992520381
Burglary413n/a1,912.8590.1376.0
Theft1,131n/a5,238.01,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft152n/a704.0268.3228.9
Property crime1,696n/a (estimate)7,8552,8172,200

Key findings

  • Anniston crime rates are 320% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Anniston are 686% higher than the national average
  • In Anniston you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Anniston is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Anniston has decreased by 2%

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The Anniston crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Anniston as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Anniston crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Anniston (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Anniston, AL per 100,000 people. In Anniston, the total number of daily crimes is 3.25 times more than the Alabama average and 4.20 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Anniston is 5.76 times more than the Alabama average and 7.86 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Anniston has a daily crime rate that is 2.79 times more than the Alabama average and 3.57 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Anniston (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Anniston in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Anniston safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Anniston being safer than 1% of cities in Alabama and 0% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Alabama cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Anniston. In conclusion, Anniston ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Anniston

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Anniston is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Anniston is 1 in 13
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Anniston is 1 in 10
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Anniston? In Anniston, AL you have a 1 in 34 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 13 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 10 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Anniston.

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

      Determining whether Anniston is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Anniston violent crime rates have decreased by 10%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 2% year over year. Total crimes for Anniston has decreased by 2% in the same time frame.

      Anniston police department

      ItemAnnistonAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1299,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.64.13.3
      There are a total of 129 Anniston police officers. This results in 5.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.8% greater than the Alabama average and 72.1% greater than the National average.

      Sex offenders in Alabama

      StateTotal offendersAlabama /100KNational /100K
      Alabama10,698231266
      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Choccolocco, AL2,663106573679
      Ohatchee, AL9991739511,124
      Munford, AL1,3562471,3411,588
      Alexandria, AL3,9802591,4051,664
      Weaver, AL3,0832941,5941,888
      Heflin, AL3,4893171,7192,036
      West End-Cobb Town, AL3,5503341,8112,145
      Anniston, AL22,4412,9927,85510,847

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blue Island, IL22,4463991,2361,634
      Woodlawn, VA22,4132311,9272,158
      Benbrook, TX22,4031211,7181,839
      Derry, NH22,3921339341,067
      Winchester, MA22,49126486512
      Anniston, AL22,4412,9927,85510,847
      Source: The Anniston, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.