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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 peopleDouglas/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime20n/a (estimate)2,6142,1482,324
Violent crime0n/a (estimate)0409370
Vehicle theft4n/a522.9202.3282.7
Property crime20n/a (estimate)2,6141,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Douglas, AL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Douglas crime rate is higher than the national average by 12.5%. Specifically, there were 0 violent crimes in Douglas, equivalent to 0 per 100,000 individuals, lower than the national average by 100%. Furthermore, Douglas recorded 20 property crimes, amounting to 2614 per 100,000 residents, which was higher than the average by 33.8%.

When evaluating the Douglas crime rate for every 100,000 residents, it positions itself in the middle range among all cities that reported crime. Our examination of total offenses, spanning both violent and property crimes, indicates that the reported Douglas crime rates closely correspond to the national average reported by other regions.

Douglas proudly boasts an impeccable safety record with no reported instances of violent crime. This remarkable accomplishment reflects the city's dedication to fostering a secure environment for its residents and visitors. In an age where safety is so important, Douglas shines as a beacon of tranquility. This absence of violent crime not only solidifies its reputation as a desirable place to live and visit but also provides a profound sense of security for all residents.

In the latest reported crime year, Douglas recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

Recently, vehicle thefts have seen an upward trend across the United States, and Douglas ranks among the cities with the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. Last year, there were 4 vehicle thefts, amounting to 523 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Douglas within the worst 10% of all cities, indicating that 90% of cities fare better in terms of vehicle theft rates. The likelihood of your vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 192.

Is Douglas a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Douglas is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Douglas has an overall crime rate that is 12% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.05 daily occurrences, comprising 0 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Douglas as a potential place to establish residency.

Potential Causes for Crime in Douglas

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Douglas, 78% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Douglas, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 5.28 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Douglas, the average rental rates are $658 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

Douglas crime map

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

  • Douglas crime rates are 12% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Douglas are 100% lower than the national average
  • In Douglas you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Douglas is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Douglas has increased by 111%

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        Daily Crime In Douglas (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Douglas

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Douglas is 0
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Douglas is 1 in 39
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Douglas is 1 in 39

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

        Douglas police department

        Item Douglas Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)49,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.34.13.3
        There are a total of 4 Douglas police officers. This results in 5.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 30.1% greater than the Alabama average and 62.5% 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
        Walnut Grove, AL875000
        New Union, AL1,0082008491,049
        Carlisle-Rockledge, AL2,5302189261,143
        Sardis City, AL1,74101,2311,231
        Cleveland, AL1,3401611,1271,288
        Blountsville, AL2,0091641,5891,753
        Snead, AL1,034981,6621,760
        Douglas, AL1,07602,6142,614

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        Pelion, SC1,0766434,1804,823
        Rutherford, TN1,0763081,1411,449
        Arkport, NY1,0766392,5673,206
        Woodville, AL1,0765402,2952,835
        Chester, MT1,0765262,4132,938
        Douglas, AL1,07602,6142,614
        Source: The Douglas, 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.