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Total crime 80%
Violent crime 90%
Property crime 79%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
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)4,491 (estimate)3,1852,489
Murdern/an/an/a7.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a42.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a80.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a381.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)721 (estimate)511379
Burglaryn/an/an/a531.9340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a256.5219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,771 (estimate)2,6742,110

Key findings

  • Bessemer crime rates are 80% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Bessemer are 90% higher than the national average
  • In Bessemer you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Bessemer is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Bessemer has decreased by 5%

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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 139
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Bessemer is 1 in 27
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Bessemer is 1 in 23

      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

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      Indian Springs Village, AL2,52980419500
      Lake View, AL2,801138721859
      Helena, AL17,630315676990
      Sylvan Springs, AL1,753160838998
      Concord, AL1,8371628501,012
      Meadowbrook, AL8,5341799381,118
      Rock Creek, AL1,4301819471,128
      Bessemer, AL26,8567213,7714,491

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Leisure City, FL26,8615873,3303,917
      Norco, CA26,8091852,5192,704
      Garden City, KS26,9164901,8602,350
      Paramus, NJ26,7951663,4733,639
      Belmont, CA26,9181651,4371,602
      Bessemer, AL26,8567213,7714,491
      Source: The Bessemer, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.