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26%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
31%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
37%
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 peopleCitronelle/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime67n/a (estimate)1,7112,1482,324
Murder2n/a51.110.96.3
Rape0n/a0.029.640.0
Robbery1n/a25.534.566.1
Assault16n/a408.6334.1268.2
Violent crime19n/a (estimate)485409370
Burglary13n/a332.0283.9269.8
Theft31n/a791.61,252.71,401.9
Vehicle theft4n/a102.1202.3282.7
Property crime48n/a (estimate)1,2261,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Citronelle, AL

The Citronelle crime rates are 26.4% 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 19 violent crimes in Citronelle (485 per 100,000 people), which is 31.2% higher than the national average and there were a total of 48 property crimes (1226 per 100,000 residents) which is 37.3% lower than average.

Although murder rates are essentially half of what they used to be 30+ years ago, some cities still struggle with higher rates than others. Citronelle is one of those cities. In the last reported crime year, there were a total of 2 murders in Citronelle, which equates to 51 murders per 100,000 people. This results in Citronelle being a very dangerous place to live.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Citronelle?

What is the prevailing sentiment among Citronelle residents regarding the state of crime? A comprehensive survey conducted by AreaVibes, involving 15 respondents, sheds light on this matter. The results were as follows: 20% of Citronelle residents expressed a notable sense of security, asserting that crime was virtually non-existent in their community, and they felt at ease strolling the streets after dark. While, 80% of those surveyed held a contrasting viewpoint, perceiving a higher incidence of crime, leading them to feel apprehensive about walking alone at night.

Is Citronelle a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Citronelle 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. Citronelle has a total crime rate that is 26% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.18 daily crimes (0.05 violent daily crimes and 0.13 daily property crimes) in Citronelle.

Potential Causes for Crime in Citronelle

In Citronelle, the current unemployment rate stands at 1.4%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Citronelle crime rates.

Highly populated regions typically encompass expansive urban hubs teeming with diverse economic prospects. Within these areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, giving rise to enclaves of poverty amid affluence. Communities marked by economic disparities may contend with heightened property crimes, and in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, regions characterized by low population density often exhibit lower Citronelle crime rates. For instance, in Citronelle, the population density stands at 151.6 people per square mile, diverging from the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

In Citronelle, the cost of living is 14.3% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

Citronelle crime map



The Citronelle crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Citronelle 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 Citronelle crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Citronelle 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

  • Citronelle crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Citronelle are 31% higher than the national average
  • In Citronelle you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Citronelle is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Citronelle has increased by 21%

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        Daily Crime In Citronelle (per 100,000 people)

        The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Citronelle, per 100,000 residents. In Citronelle, the total number of daily crimes is 1.26 times less than the Alabama average and 1.36 times less than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Citronelle are 1.19 times more than the Alabama average and 1.31 times more than the national average. For property crime, Citronelle has a daily crime rate that is 1.42 times less than the Alabama average and 1.59 times less than the daily national average.

        How Safe is Citronelle (higher is better)

        How safe is Citronelle, Alabama compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Citronelle is safer than 35% of the cities in Alabama and 26% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Alabama and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Citronelle. Overall, Citronelle is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Citronelle

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Citronelle is 1 in 207
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Citronelle is 1 in 82
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Citronelle is 1 in 59
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Citronelle, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 207. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 82 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Citronelle is 1 in 59.

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

        An analysis of year to year crime rates in Citronelle, 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 Citronelle has increased by 96%, the amount of property crime in Citronelle has increased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Citronelle has increased by 21% year over year.

        Citronelle police department

        Item Citronelle Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)119,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.13.3
        There are a total of 11 Citronelle police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.8% less than the Alabama average and 13.6% less 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
        Creola, AL2,1192582,1692,428
        Axis, AL2694812,0462,528
        Vinegar Bend, AL3514852,0632,548
        Mount Vernon, AL1,5044382,2612,699
        McIntosh, AL2531,51510,10111,616
        Citronelle, AL3,9194851,2261,711

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Oliver Springs, TN3,9182121,0291,241
        Hunter, OH3,918107647754
        Dupo, IL3,9172311,6171,848
        Moosup, CT3,922989801,079
        Linden, MI3,92224360384
        Citronelle, AL3,9194851,2261,711
        Source: The Citronelle, 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.