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Total crime 90%
Violent crime 101%
Property crime 88%
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 peopleGainesville/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,909 (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)765 (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)4,144 (estimate)2,8172,200

Key findings

  • Gainesville crime rates are 90% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gainesville are 101% higher than the national average
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gainesville is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gainesville has decreased by 4%

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

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      Daily Crime In Gainesville (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gainesville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gainesville is 1 in 131
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 21

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

      Gainesville police department

      ItemGainesvilleAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,968558,732
      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
      Union, AL2607373,9934,730
      Epes, AL1697634,1324,895
      Boligee, AL5948274,4795,306
      Gainesville, AL2747654,1444,909

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sparta, KY2742902,6842,974
      Allen, MI2745952,1922,786
      Four Lakes, WA2743243,0593,383
      Mansfield, WA2744314,0714,502
      Sanders, KY2742952,7353,031
      Gainesville, AL2747654,1444,909
      Source: The Gainesville, 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.