Annual Crime In Elba (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElba/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime133n/a (estimate)3,4423,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleElba/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.0
Rape1n/a25.940.842.6
Robbery4n/a103.583.486.2
Assault15n/a388.2387.6246.8
Violent crime20n/a (estimate)518520381
Burglary31n/a802.3590.1376.0
Theft73n/a1,889.21,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft9n/a232.9268.3228.9
Property crime113n/a (estimate)2,9242,8172,200

Key findings

  • Elba crime rates are 33% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Elba are 36% higher than the national average
  • In Elba you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Elba is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Elba has increased by 38%

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Compare Elba, AL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Elba (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Elba, AL per 100,000 people. In Elba, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.03 times more than the Alabama average and 1.33 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Elba is 1.00 times less than the Alabama average and 1.36 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Elba has a daily crime rate that is 1.04 times more than the Alabama average and 1.33 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Elba (higher is better)

      How safe is Elba, AL when compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Elba is safer than 45% of the cities in Alabama and 16% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Alabama and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Elba. Overall, Elba is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Elba

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Elba is 1 in 194
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Elba is 1 in 35
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Elba is 1 in 30
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Elba? In Elba, AL you have a 1 in 194 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 30 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Elba.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Elba is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Elba has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 305% in Elba, while property crimes in Elba have increased by 24%. Total crime has increased by 38% year over year.

      Elba police department

      ItemElbaAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)259,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents6.34.13.3
      There are a total of 25 Elba police officers. This results in 6.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 54% greater than the Alabama average and 92.3% 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
      New Brockton, AL1,2802301,2431,473
      Enterprise, AL28,0254462,8423,288
      Opp, AL6,6355412,9333,474
      Horn Hill, AL2796043,2743,878
      Brantley, AL9036763,6614,336
      Babbie, AL6626783,6714,349
      Kinston, AL6647083,8354,543
      Elba, AL3,9155182,9243,442

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Rose Hill, KS3,9151251,4551,581
      Carrollton, KY3,91452942995
      West Columbia, TX3,916772,4882,565
      Cross Plains, WI3,91446577623
      Wilbraham, MA3,9161491,1521,301
      Elba, AL3,9155182,9243,442
      Source: The Elba, 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.