Reported Annual Crime In Dothan

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDothan/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime3,317n/a (estimate)4,8153,4822,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleDothan/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder6n/a8.78.35.3
Rape36n/a52.341.641.7
Robbery68n/a98.786.598.0
Assault472n/a685.1387.8248.9
Violent crime582n/a (estimate)845524383
Burglary626n/a908.6645.7430.4
Theft1,909n/a2,770.92,048.11,694.4
Vehicle theft200n/a290.3263.4237.4
Property crime2,735n/a (estimate)3,9702,9572,362
The table above provides a full overview of all reported crimes in Dothan, AL for the year. The sum of recorded criminal acts in Dothan, AL is displayed; for comparisons, each offense is also shown in regards to the amount of offenses per 100,000 people. Along with this, they are separated into multiple categories: violent crimes and property crimes. The crime data reveals that the overall Dothan, AL crime rates are 38% higher than in comparison to the Alabama mean and are 75% higher than the nation's mean. In regards to violent offenses, Dothan, AL has a rate that is 61% higher than the Alabama average; compared to the United States, it is 121% higher than. Looking at crimes involving property, Dothan, AL is 34% higher than its state's mean, and 68% higher than the country's average.
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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 low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Dothan crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Dothan is 75% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 13.19 daily crimes that occur in Dothan.
  • Dothan is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Dothan you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Dothan has increased by 36%.

Compare Dothan, AL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Dothan (per 100,000 people)

The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Dothan, AL per 100,000 residents. Additionally, daily crime statistics are also listed for Alabama as well as national figures. In Dothan, AL the total number of daily crimes is 1.38 times more than the Alabama average and 1.75 times more than the national average. Violent crime statistics in Dothan, AL are 1.61 times more than the Alabama average and 2.21 times more than the national average. Regarding crimes committed against personal property, Dothan, AL has a daily crime rate that is 1.34 times more than the Alabama average and 1.68 times more than the daily national average.

How Safe is Dothan (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Dothan, AL area in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Dothan, AL being safer than 21% of cities in Alabama and 5% of cities across the United States as a whole. 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, AL. In conclusion, Dothan, AL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Dothan

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Dothan is 1 in 119
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Dothan is 1 in 26
The chance of being a victim of crime in Dothan is 1 in 21
Do you want to know the risk of being victimized by a crime in Dothan, AL? Displayed here are the statistics showing how likely you are to become a victim of a crime of violence, crime against your property, or any other crime. If you are in Dothan, AL, then there is a 1 in 119 risk that you will experience a violent crime against you. 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 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 21 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Dothan, AL.

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

An ideal indicator of whether Dothan, AL is becoming a safer or more dangerous residential area or not is an analysis of the crime rate in the area from year to year. In the above illustration, the year to year crime rates are visualized per 100,000 people for property, violent, and total crime. Year to year rate of violent crime in Dothan, AL has increased by 113% and the rate of property crime in Dothan, AL has increased by 26%. The total crime rate in Dothan, AL has increased by 36% 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
Alabama11,372245222
There are a total of 11,372 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 245 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Ashford, AL2,2113256971,023
Rehobeth, AL1,7321951,1011,296
Webb, AL1,3942331,3161,549
Cottonwood, AL1,3162511,4181,669
Malvern, AL1,7852541,4311,684
Headland, AL4,691631,6331,696
Cowarts, AL2,0202571,4481,705
Dothan, AL68,0668453,9704,815

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Pittsburg, CA67,9984742,4552,929
North Richland Hills, TX67,9942071,9362,144
Mount Vernon, NY68,2176381,8892,527
Frederick, MD68,2296601,8322,492
St. Charles, MO68,3412262,5292,755
Dothan, AL68,0668453,9704,815
Source: The Dothan, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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