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Total crime 43%
Violent crime 51%
Property crime 42%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleFort Payne/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,692 (estimate)3,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a7.85.0
Rapen/an/an/a40.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a83.486.2
Assaultn/an/an/a387.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)575 (estimate)520381
Burglaryn/an/an/a590.1376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a268.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,117 (estimate)2,8172,200

Key findings

  • Fort Payne crime rates are 43% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Fort Payne are 51% higher than the national average
  • In Fort Payne you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Fort Payne is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Fort Payne has decreased by 4%

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

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      Daily Crime In Fort Payne (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Fort Payne

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Fort Payne is 1 in 174
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Fort Payne is 1 in 33
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Fort Payne is 1 in 28

      Year Over Year Crime In Fort Payne (per 100,000 people)

      Fort Payne police department

      ItemFort PayneAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)369,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.54.13.3
      There are a total of 36 Fort Payne police officers. This results in 2.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 37.6% less than the Alabama average and 22.1% less 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
      Lookout Mountain, AL1,5132101,1381,348
      Henagar, AL2,280421,4871,529
      Powell, AL1,1272401,2991,538
      Sylvania, AL2,4082471,3381,585
      Collinsville, AL1,9432731,4801,753
      Mentone, AL3832841,5391,823
      Rainsville, AL4,9863962,1472,544
      Fort Payne, AL14,1015753,1173,692

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Chaparral, NM14,0951,2054,8106,016
      Reidsville, NC14,1077555,0315,786
      Mount Washington, KY14,08882891973
      Whitefish Bay, WI14,088721,3711,443
      Washington Court House, OH14,1151623,4413,603
      Fort Payne, AL14,1015753,1173,692
      Source: The Fort Payne, 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.