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Total crime 56%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 54%
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Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBessemer/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,654 (estimate)2,5902,346
Murdern/an/an/a9.66.5
Rapen/an/an/a32.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a54.273.9
Assaultn/an/an/a357.1279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)640 (estimate)454388
Burglaryn/an/an/a399.5314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,515.31,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a222.0246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,014 (estimate)2,1371,958

Key findings

  • Bessemer crime rates are 56% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bessemer are 65% higher than the national average
  • In Bessemer you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bessemer is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bessemer has decreased by 19%

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Bessemer crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Bessemer (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Bessemer

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Bessemer is 1 in 157
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bessemer is 1 in 34
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bessemer is 1 in 28

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

      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
      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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,52971335406
      Lake View, AL2,801122576699
      Sylvan Springs, AL1,753142669812
      Concord, AL1,837144679824
      Meadowbrook, AL8,534159750909
      Rock Creek, AL1,430161757917
      Helena, AL17,630315676990
      Bessemer, AL26,8566403,0143,654

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Leisure City, FL26,8615962,7453,341
      Norco, CA26,8091472,2802,427
      Garden City, KS26,9165273,4293,957
      Paramus, NJ26,795881,7351,823
      Belmont, CA26,9181921,5591,751
      Bessemer, AL26,8566403,0143,654
      Source: The Bessemer, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.