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Total crime 96%
Violent crime 157%
Property crime 86%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDothan/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,469n/a (estimate)5,0623,3372,580
Murder9n/a13.17.85.0
Rape27n/a39.440.842.6
Robbery80n/a116.783.486.2
Assault554n/a808.4387.6246.8
Violent crime670n/a (estimate)978520381
Burglary561n/a818.6590.1376.0
Theft2,041n/a2,978.31,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft197n/a287.5268.3228.9
Property crime2,799n/a (estimate)4,0842,8172,200

Key findings

  • Dothan crime rates are 96% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Dothan are 157% higher than the national average
  • In Dothan you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Dothan is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Dothan has increased by 19%

Dothan crime map

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The Dothan crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Dothan 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 Dothan crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Dothan (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dothan, per 100,000 residents. In Dothan, the total number of daily crimes is 1.52 times more than the Alabama average and 1.96 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Dothan are 1.88 times more than the Alabama average and 2.57 times more than the national average. For property crime, Dothan has a daily crime rate that is 1.45 times more than the Alabama average and 1.86 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Dothan (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Dothan in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Dothan safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Dothan being safer than 14% of cities in Alabama and 3% 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 Dothan. In conclusion, Dothan ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dothan

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dothan is 1 in 103
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dothan is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Dothan is 1 in 20
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Dothan, Alabama? If you reside in Dothan, then there is a 1 in 103 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 25. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 20 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Dothan.

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

      An ideal indicator of whether Dothan 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 Dothan has increased by 459% and the rate of property crime in Dothan has not changed. The total crime rate in Dothan has increased by 19% year to year.

      Dothan police department

      ItemDothanAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2239,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.44.13.3
      There are a total of 223 Dothan police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 17.1% less than the Alabama average and 3.5% greater 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
      Taylor, AL2,7040292292
      Cottonwood, AL1,316160799959
      Rehobeth, AL1,7321941,0491,242
      Webb, AL1,3942311,2531,485
      Slocomb, AL1,5892481,3431,591
      Malvern, AL1,7852521,3631,615
      Cowarts, AL2,0202551,3791,634
      Dothan, AL68,0669784,0845,062

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Pittsburg, CA67,9985742,2862,860
      North Richland Hills, TX67,9941451,9402,085
      Mount Vernon, NY68,2175101,4151,925
      Frederick, MD68,2293942,0612,455
      St. Charles, MO68,3412072,2702,477
      Dothan, AL68,0669784,0845,062
      Source: The Dothan, 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.