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Violent 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 peopleAshford/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime14n/a (estimate)6212,1482,324
Violent crime4n/a (estimate)177409370
Vehicle theft0n/a0.0202.3282.7
Property crime10n/a (estimate)4431,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ashford, AL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Ashford is 73.3% lower than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Ashford, there were 4 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 177 per 100,000 individuals, 52% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 10 property crimes, amounting to 443 per 100,000 residents, 77.3% lower than the U.S. average.

Boasting a crime rate of 621, well below the national average of 2324, Ashford emerges as a standout destination for those seeking a secure place to reside in the United States. This crime rate is derived from the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 residents, underscoring the unwavering dedication of Ashford to ensure a safe living environment for its residents.

During the most recently reported crime year, Ashford experienced a total of 0 reported murders. This statistic paints it as a beacon of security when it comes to severe violent crimes. Such an achievement not only instills a profound sense of security for its residents but also sets a high standard for other communities striving to create similarly secure environments. It underscores the area as a place where safety is a top priority, enhancing its appeal as a desirable location to live and thrive.

In 1991, property crime rates in the United States soared to over 5,140 crimes per 100,000 people. In the years since, the U.S. property crime rate has continued to decline with the most recent year reporting only 1954 property crimes. In Ashford, the property crime rate was even less than the national average with a rate of 443, cementing it as one of the safest places to live with regards to property crime.

The United States experiences some of the highest vehicle theft rates in the world, with about 300 vehicle thefts per 100,000 people. In fact, only a small percentage (about 10%) of cities were lucky enough to report no stolen vehicles at all. Ashford was one of those cities, as it had no reported vehicle thefts in the most recent crime report.

Is Ashford a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Ashford is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Ashford has a total crime rate that is 73% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.04 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.03 daily property crimes) in Ashford.

Has Crime in Ashford Increased Since Last Year?

In the most recent crime report, year-over-year crime rates in Ashford has decreased by 61.1%. Examining the change in crime rates from one year to the next provides valuable insights into the evolving safety landscape of Ashford, aiding residents in assessing whether it is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. These crime rates are categorized into two primary groups: violent and property crimes. Year-over-year, violent crime has didn't change by 0%, while property crime has decreased by 68.8%. This comprehensive analysis offers potential residents essential information for making informed decisions about whether or not Ashford is a safe place to live.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ashford

In Ashford, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.5%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Ashford crime rates.

In areas where housing affordability is an issue, crime can become a significant concern. Some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions, which can increase stress and potentially contribute to domestic disputes and related crimes. The median home price in Ashford is $142,100, compared to a national average of $184,700.

High rent costs can create economic stress for individuals and families, particularly those with limited financial resources. When a significant portion of one's income is spent on housing, there may be less money available for other essential needs such as food, healthcare and education. Economic stress can contribute to desperation and potentially lead individuals to engage in criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Average rent rates in Ashford are $674, compared to a national average of $949 per month.

Ashford crime map

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

      • Ashford crime rates are 73% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Ashford are 52% lower than the national average
      • In Ashford you have a 1 in 162 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Ashford is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Ashford has decreased by 63%

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        Daily Crime In Ashford (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ashford

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ashford is 1 in 564
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ashford is 1 in 226
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ashford is 1 in 162

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

        Ashford police department

        Item Ashford Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)99,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.14.13.3
        There are a total of 9 Ashford police officers. This results in 4.1 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 1.9% greater than the Alabama average and 27.2% greater than the National average.

        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

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Kinsey, AL2,45804444
        Columbia, AL8320145145
        Rehobeth, AL1,917152647800
        Webb, AL1,437182774956
        Headland, AL4,68438959996
        Cowarts, AL2,1532008521,052
        Taylor, AL2,7422108931,104
        Ashford, AL2,431177443621

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        Kearny, AZ2,4312261,0761,302
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        Brundidge, AL2,4325362,9713,507
        Bellevue, ID2,430193580773
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        Ashford, AL2,431177443621
        Source: The Ashford, 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.