Reported Annual Crime In Bessemer

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBessemer/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,368n/a (estimate)12,7773,4822,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBessemer/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder10n/a37.98.35.3
Rape25n/a94.841.641.7
Robbery117n/a443.986.598.0
Assault635n/a2,408.9387.8248.9
Violent crime787n/a (estimate)2,986524383
Burglary495n/a1,877.8645.7430.4
Theft1,867n/a7,082.72,048.11,694.4
Vehicle theft219n/a830.8263.4237.4
Property crime2,581n/a (estimate)9,7912,9572,362
A general overview of all the annual reported crimes in Bessemer, AL is displayed above. The data has been arranged to make it easier to find both the gross total of reported crimes and the number of crimes reported per 100,000 people in Bessemer, AL. These statistics are further divided into two distinct categories (violent crimes and property crimes) to provide more insight to how prevalent crime is in the area. You'll find that the rate of crime in Bessemer, AL averages 267% higher than the rest of Alabama while the rate of crime on a national scale is 365% higher than. You'll find that the occurrence of violent crime in Bessemer, AL is 470% higher than the average rate of crime in Alabama and 680% higher than the rest of the nation. Similarly, crime involving property stands 231% higher than the remainder of the state of Alabama and 315% higher than the nation's average. Both of these statistics relate to how safe residents and businesses are while performing everyday activities in the Bessemer, AL area.
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The Bessemer crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Bessemer as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Bessemer crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Bessemer is 365% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 35.01 daily crimes that occur in Bessemer.
  • Bessemer is safer than 0% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Bessemer you have a 1 in 8 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Bessemer has increased by 10%.

Compare Bessemer, AL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Bessemer (per 100,000 people)

The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Bessemer, AL is demonstrated in the illustration above. So that direct comparisons can be made, the number of daily crimes for Alabama and on a national level are also posted. As you can see, the daily crimes for Bessemer, AL are 3.67 times more than the Alabama average and 4.65 times more than the national level. Daily violent Crimes in Bessemer, AL are 5.70 times more than than Alabama and 7.80 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Bessemer, AL are 3.31 times more than than Alabama and 4.15 times more than the national average.

How Safe is Bessemer (higher is better)

What are the odds that you'll be safer in Bessemer, AL compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it's depicted that Bessemer, AL safer than 0% when compared to other Alabama cities, and 0% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are derived from 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 Bessemer, AL. At this time, Bessemer, AL sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bessemer

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bessemer is 1 in 34
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bessemer is 1 in 11
The chance of being a victim of crime in Bessemer is 1 in 8
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Bessemer, AL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Bessemer, AL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 34. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 11 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Bessemer, AL is 1 in 8.

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

Determining whether Bessemer, AL is growing less or more safe for inhabitants is most easily done by comparing yearly crime rates. Graphs - like the one above - show crimes by crime type per 100,000 residents. They are displayed by crime types of violent, property, and total, in order to give a better overview of yearly crime rates. Bessemer, AL has increased by 69% in violent crimes. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 1% year over year. Total crimes for Bessemer, AL has increased by 10% in the same time frame.

Bessemer police department

ItemBessemerAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1419,968558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

Sex offenders in Alabama

StateTotal offendersAlabama /100KNational /100K
Alabama11,372245222
There are a total of 11,372 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 245 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Indian Springs Village, AL2,52982464546
Helena, AL17,63084490575
Lake View, AL2,801141797939
Sylvan Springs, AL1,7531649261,090
Concord, AL1,8371679401,106
Meadowbrook, AL8,5341841,0381,221
Rock Creek, AL1,4301861,0471,233
Bessemer, AL26,8562,9869,79112,777

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Leisure City, FL26,8616333,8984,531
Norco, CA26,8092592,5812,840
Garden City, KS26,9166292,7393,367
Paramus, NJ26,795524,2624,314
Belmont, CA26,9181431,3821,525
Bessemer, AL26,8562,9869,79112,777
Source: The Bessemer, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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