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1%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
15%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
5%
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleChickasaw/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime145n/a (estimate)2,2902,1482,324
Murder2n/a31.610.96.3
Rape3n/a47.429.640.0
Robbery2n/a31.634.566.1
Assault20n/a315.8334.1268.2
Violent crime27n/a (estimate)426409370
Burglary19n/a300.0283.9269.8
Theft87n/a1,373.81,252.71,401.9
Vehicle theft12n/a189.5202.3282.7
Property crime118n/a (estimate)1,8631,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Chickasaw, AL

The Chickasaw crime rates are 1.5% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 27 violent crimes in Chickasaw (426 per 100,000 people), which is 15.3% higher than the national average and there were a total of 118 property crimes (1863 per 100,000 residents) which is 4.7% lower than average.

In terms of the total Chickasaw crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Chickasaw, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

Despite a steady decline in murder rates in the United States since 1990, recent years have witnessed an unfortunate uptick. Chickasaw stands out with one of the nation's highest murder rates, surpassing other cities that reported crime. In Chickasaw, there were a total of 2 murders, translating to 32 murders per 100,000 people, underscoring the pressing need for continued efforts to address and reduce severe violent crime in the area.

In the most recent release, Chickasaw reported a property crime rate that closely aligns with the national average. In Chickasaw, there were 1863 reported property crimes, a figure consistent with the national average of 1954 per 100,000 individuals. This positions the area as maintaining a level of safety and security on par with the typical city. The harmonious statistics underscore a balanced commitment to community well-being, offering residents a sense of stability and peace in their surroundings.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Chickasaw?

AreaVibes has conducted polls asking local residents if they feel safe living in Chickasaw. Based on the results of the surveys (9 responses), 44% of people felt that there was very little crime in Chickasaw and felt safe walking alone at night. While 56% of people felt that it was not a safe place to live and did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Chickasaw a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Chickasaw is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Chickasaw has a total crime rate that is 1% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.4 daily crimes (0.07 violent daily crimes and 0.32 daily property crimes) in Chickasaw.

Potential Causes for Crime in Chickasaw

Chickasaw has a poverty rate that stands at 34.6, in contrast to the national average of 15.1. Historically, a direct correlation has been observed between poverty rates and crime stats. Higher poverty rates have led to higher crime rates, while lower poverty rates have led to a reduction in Chickasaw crime rates. Income disparities and heightened poverty levels can serve as catalysts for elevated or reduced criminal activity, as individuals may or may not turn to illicit means to fulfill their basic needs. This could be one of many factors that may influence crime.

Chickasaw has a ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents that differs from the national norm, with 4.25 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents, compared to 3.25 nationwide. Crime rates are profoundly influenced by the effectiveness of law enforcement and community policing endeavors. A resilient and cooperative partnership between law enforcement agencies and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, ultimately enhancing safety. The efficacy of law enforcement extends beyond mere numbers and extends into the realm of community policing strategies, emphasizing the cultivation of trust and collaboration between officers and the community. It is not merely a matter of quantity but the quality of engagement with the community that matters most.

The median home price in Chickasaw is $73,900, compared to the national average of $184,700. High housing costs can lead to financial stress for residents. When individuals struggle to make ends meet due to expensive housing, they may be more inclined to engage in criminal activities to address their financial difficulties, such as theft or fraud. Communities with stable housing environments tend to foster stronger social bonds and community engagement. This can lead to increased vigilance and cooperation among residents, which can deter criminal behavior.

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The Chickasaw crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Chickasaw as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Chickasaw crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Chickasaw crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Chickasaw crime rates are 1% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Chickasaw are 15% higher than the national average
  • In Chickasaw you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Chickasaw is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Chickasaw has decreased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Chickasaw (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Chickasaw, AL per 100,000 people. In Chickasaw, the total number of daily crimes is 1.07 times more than the Alabama average and 1.02 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Chickasaw is 1.04 times more than the Alabama average and 1.15 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Chickasaw has a daily crime rate that is 1.07 times more than the Alabama average and 1.05 times less than the national average.

        How Safe is Chickasaw (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Chickasaw in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Chickasaw safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Chickasaw being safer than 33% of cities in Alabama and 25% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Alabama cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Chickasaw. In conclusion, Chickasaw ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Chickasaw

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Chickasaw is 1 in 235
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Chickasaw is 1 in 54
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Chickasaw is 1 in 44
        How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Chickasaw, Alabama you have a 1 in 235 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 54 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 44 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Chickasaw.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Chickasaw, Alabama (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Chickasaw has decreased by 18%, the amount of property crime in Chickasaw has decreased by 24%, and the total amount of crime in Chickasaw has decreased by 22% year over year.

        Chickasaw police department

        Item Chickasaw Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)269,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.24.13.3
        There are a total of 26 Chickasaw police officers. This results in 4.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 4.6% greater than the Alabama average and 30.6% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Satsuma, AL6,16359440499
        Semmes, AL5,7802058701,074
        Daphne, AL26,578741,2221,296
        Spanish Fort, AL8,991371,7311,768
        Saraland, AL14,5611401,9382,078
        Creola, AL2,1192582,1692,428
        Tillmans Corner, AL17,4194712,0042,475
        Chickasaw, AL5,7574261,8632,290

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        Yoakum, TX5,76250369420
        Yarmouth, ME5,75244544588
        Chickasaw, AL5,7574261,8632,290
        Source: The Chickasaw, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.