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Total crime 63%
Violent crime 71%
Property crime 61%
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 peopleColumbia/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,051 (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)650 (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)3,401 (estimate)2,6742,110

Key findings

  • Columbia crime rates are 63% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Columbia are 71% higher than the national average
  • In Columbia you have a 1 in 25 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 5%

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The Columbia crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Columbia as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Columbia crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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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 154
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Columbia is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Columbia is 1 in 25

      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, AL1,3942271,1901,417
      Cowarts, AL2,0202501,3091,560
      Kinsey, AL2,2272621,3711,633
      Ashford, AL2,2111861,4921,678
      Headland, AL4,6911061,8911,997
      Haleburg, AL1195382,8163,355
      Blakely, GA4,7878972,6243,521
      Columbia, AL5286503,4014,051

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Parkdale, OR5282942,8313,126
      Parker, KS5285893,3133,902
      St. John, WA5284043,6814,084
      New Auburn, WI5284002,0082,408
      Gadsden, TN52801,5181,518
      Columbia, AL5286503,4014,051
      Source: The Columbia, 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.