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Total crime 65%
Violent crime 74%
Property crime 63%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleColumbia/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,245 (estimate)3,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a7.85.0
Rapen/an/an/a40.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a83.486.2
Assaultn/an/an/a387.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)661 (estimate)520381
Burglaryn/an/an/a590.1376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a268.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,583 (estimate)2,8172,200

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 65% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 74% higher than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Columbia is safer than 9% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Columbia has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Columbia (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Columbia

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Columbia is 1 in 152
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 24

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

      Columbia police department

      ItemColumbiaAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.13.3
      There are a total of 2 Columbia police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 34.2% less than the Alabama average and 17.8% less than the National average.

      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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Webb, AL1,3942311,2531,485
      Cowarts, AL2,0202551,3791,634
      Ashford, AL2,2111861,4921,678
      Kinsey, AL2,2272671,4441,711
      Headland, AL4,6911061,8911,997
      Blakely, GA4,7878912,1513,041
      Haleburg, AL1195482,9673,515
      Columbia, AL5286613,5834,245

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Ulen, MN5283092,7973,105
      Polonia, WI5282981,5771,875
      Galesville, MD5281898211,011
      Bixby, TX5286643,8254,489
      Canaan, NH5282151,5521,767
      Columbia, AL5286613,5834,245
      Source: The Columbia, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2018. 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.