Reported Annual Crime In Birmingham

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBirmingham/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)5,831 (estimate)3,4822,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBirmingham/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a8.35.3
Rapen/an/an/a41.641.7
Robberyn/an/an/a86.598.0
Assaultn/an/an/a387.8248.9
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)878 (estimate)524383
Burglaryn/an/an/a645.7430.4
Theftn/an/an/a2,048.11,694.4
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a263.4237.4
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)4,953 (estimate)2,9572,362

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

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Birmingham is 112% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 15.98 daily crimes that occur in Birmingham.
  • Birmingham is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Birmingham you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Birmingham has decreased by 28%.

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Daily Crime In Birmingham (per 100,000 people)

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Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Birmingham

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Birmingham is 1 in 114
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Birmingham is 1 in 21
The chance of being a victim of crime in Birmingham is 1 in 18

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

Birmingham police department

ItemBirminghamAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1,1209,968558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.34.13.3
There are a total of 1,120 Birmingham police officers. This results in 5.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 29.3% greater than the Alabama average and 61.5% greater than the National average.

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
Shoal Creek, AL1,44874415489
Indian Springs Village, AL2,52982464546
Highland Lakes, AL4,860136768904
Sylvan Springs, AL1,7531649261,090
Concord, AL1,8371679401,106
Brook Highland, AL6,6041709621,132
Meadowbrook, AL8,5341841,0381,221
Birmingham, AL212,4248784,9535,831

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Spokane, WA212,0786277,2317,858
Des Moines, IA212,8596704,4135,083
Rochester, NY210,2918973,8044,701
San Bernardino, CA214,5811,2913,8685,159
Modesto, CA208,5129713,9624,932
Birmingham, AL212,4248784,9535,831
Source: The Birmingham, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2016. 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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