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Violent 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 peopleDaphne/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime387n/a (estimate)1,2962,1482,324
Violent crime22n/a (estimate)74409370
Vehicle theft23n/a77.0202.3282.7
Property crime365n/a (estimate)1,2221,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Daphne, AL

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Daphne is 44.3% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 22 violent crimes reported in Daphne, equivalent to 74 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 80.1%. Additionally, Daphne recorded 365 property crimes, amounting to 1222 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 37.5%.

Daphne shines as one of the safest cities in the United States, thanks to its remarkably low rate of only 74 violent incidents per 100,000 residents. This impressive safety record has made Daphne an attractive choice for individuals seeking a secure and hospitable community to call home.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Daphne?

What do the local residents think about crime in Daphne? Well, based on a recent survey of 17 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 88% of Daphne residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 12% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Daphne a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Daphne, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Daphne presents a total crime rate that is 44% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Daphne experiences an average of 1.06 daily crimes, comprising 0.06 violent incidents and 1 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Has Crime in Daphne Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Daphne. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Daphne has increased by 34.8%. Violent crimes have increased by 266.7%, while property crimes have increased by 29.9%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Daphne

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Daphne crime rates. Daphne registers a population density of 1399.5 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The impact of law enforcement and community policing efforts plays a crucial role in shaping crime rates in any city. A robust and cooperative bond between law enforcement and the community can serve as a deterrent to criminal activities, enhancing overall safety. In Daphne, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents stands at 3.42, differing from the national average of 3.25. Effective law enforcement hinges not solely on officer numbers but also on the manner in which they interact and collaborate with the community. Building trust and cooperation are central tenets of community policing, amplifying its influence on crime prevention.

Daphne has an average rental rate of $1,126 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Daphne crime map

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

      • Daphne crime rates are 44% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Daphne are 80% lower than the national average
      • In Daphne you have a 1 in 78 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Daphne is safer than 72% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Daphne has increased by 28%

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        Daily Crime In Daphne (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Daphne for every 100,000 residents. The Daphne total amount of daily crime is 1.66 times less than the Alabama average and 1.79 times less than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Daphne, is 5.55 times less than the Alabama average, and it is 5.02 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Daphne has a daily crime average that is 1.42 times less than the Alabama average and 1.60 times less than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Daphne (higher is better)

        Are people any safer living in Daphne in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Daphne safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Daphne being safer than 76% of cities in Alabama and 72% 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 Daphne. In conclusion, Daphne ranks above average compared to the rest of the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Daphne

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Daphne is 1 in 1358
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Daphne is 1 in 82
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Daphne is 1 in 78
        Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Daphne, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 1358. 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 Daphne is 1 in 78.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Daphne is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Daphne has increased by 252% and the rate of property crime in Daphne has increased by 23%. The total crime rate in Daphne has increased by 28% year to year.

        Daphne police department

        Item Daphne Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)769,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.44.13.3
        There are a total of 76 Daphne police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 15.7% less than the Alabama average and 5.3% greater than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /100K
        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
        Loxley, AL2,767126536662
        Stapleton, AL2,509133564696
        Silverhill, AL5852248951,119
        Fairhope, AL22,0351811,5331,714
        Spanish Fort, AL8,991371,7311,768
        Saraland, AL14,5611401,9382,078
        Chickasaw, AL5,7574261,8632,290
        Daphne, AL26,578741,2221,296

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        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Garden City, MI26,5651428691,011
        Alvin, TX26,5922611,7191,980
        Brownsburg, IN26,56077846924
        Wooster, OH26,5572732,3662,639
        West Islip, NY26,6143141,2611,575
        Daphne, AL26,578741,2221,296
        Source: The Daphne, 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.