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Total crime 16%
Violent crime 87%
Property crime 33%
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 peopleAthens/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime781n/a (estimate)2,9843,3372,580
Murder3n/a11.57.85.0
Rape0n/a0.040.842.6
Robbery8n/a30.683.486.2
Assault2n/a7.6387.6246.8
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)50520381
Burglary110n/a420.2590.1376.0
Theft630n/a2,406.71,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft28n/a107.0268.3228.9
Property crime768n/a (estimate)2,9342,8172,200

Key findings

  • Athens crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Athens are 87% lower than the national average
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 34 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Athens is safer than 43% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Athens has increased by 17%

Athens crime map

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The Athens crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Athens 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 Athens crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Athens (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Athens on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Alabama and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Athens (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama, are 1.12 times less than the state average and 1.16 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Athens on a daily basis are 10.46 times less than than Alabama average and 7.66 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Athens are 1.04 times more than the daily state average and 1.33 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Athens (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Athens, Alabama compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Athens safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Athens is safer than 77% of Alabama cities, and 43% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking 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 Athens. At this time, Athens sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Athens

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Athens is 1 in 2014
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Athens is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Athens is 1 in 34
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Athens, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2014. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 35 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 Athens is 1 in 34.

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

      Determining whether Athens is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Athens violent crime rates have decreased by 29%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 18% year over year. Total crimes for Athens has increased by 17% in the same time frame.

      Athens police department

      ItemAthensAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)559,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.13.3
      There are a total of 55 Athens police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.3% less than the Alabama average and 25.4% less 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
      Mooresville, AL692101,1381,348
      Madison, AL46,3962251,2171,442
      Trinity, AL2,1104621,1551,617
      Harvest, AL5,0803101,6791,989
      Ardmore, TN1,26902,5082,508
      Ardmore, AL1,5263502,4512,801
      Elkmont, AL4965613,0383,599
      Athens, AL24,461502,9342,984

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Walker, MI24,4582522,0872,339
      Mercer Island, WA24,467391,7631,802
      West Puente Valley, CA24,4766063,2273,834
      San Benito, TX24,4422654,1454,410
      South Bradenton, FL24,4285963,5354,131
      Athens, AL24,461502,9342,984
      Source: The Athens, 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.