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Total crime 216%
Violent crime 178%
Property crime 222%
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 peopleGadsden/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,867n/a (estimate)8,1443,3372,580
Murder3n/a8.57.85.0
Rape24n/a68.240.842.6
Robbery47n/a133.583.486.2
Assault298n/a846.5387.6246.8
Violent crime372n/a (estimate)1,057520381
Burglary409n/a1,161.8590.1376.0
Theft1,831n/a5,201.11,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft255n/a724.3268.3228.9
Property crime2,495n/a (estimate)7,0872,8172,200

Key findings

  • Gadsden crime rates are 216% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gadsden are 178% higher than the national average
  • In Gadsden you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gadsden is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gadsden has decreased by 11%

Gadsden crime map

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      Daily Crime In Gadsden (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Gadsden, per 100,000 residents. In Gadsden, the total number of daily crimes is 2.44 times more than the Alabama average and 3.16 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Gadsden are 2.03 times more than the Alabama average and 2.78 times more than the national average. For property crime, Gadsden has a daily crime rate that is 2.52 times more than the Alabama average and 3.22 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Gadsden (higher is better)

      Is Gadsden safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Gadsden to other cities in the state and across the country, Gadsden is 4% safer than other cities of Alabama and 1% safer than other cities in the nation. Gadsden has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gadsden

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gadsden is 1 in 95
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gadsden is 1 in 15
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gadsden is 1 in 13
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Gadsden, Alabama you have a 1 in 95 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 15 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Gadsden.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Gadsden, AL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Gadsden has decreased by 39%, while the property crime rate in Gadsden has decreased by 4% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gadsden has decreased by 11% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Gadsden police department

      ItemGadsdenAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1339,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

      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
      Rainbow City, AL9,59010524534
      Southside, AL8,563171741912
      Sardis City, AL1,5701759511,126
      Steele, AL1,0892799311,210
      Hokes Bluff, AL4,299701,1481,219
      Tidmore Bend, AL1,2662171,1751,392
      Coats Bend, AL1,8112381,2911,530
      Gadsden, AL36,2351,0577,0878,144

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Leander, TX36,204899341,024
      Lewiston, ME36,2772321,6531,886
      Brighton, CO36,3072742,7283,001
      Franklin, WI36,155361,4541,490
      Rome, GA36,3404153,2643,679
      Gadsden, AL36,2351,0577,0878,144
      Source: The Gadsden, 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.