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Total crime 88%
Violent crime 98%
Property crime 86%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created 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)4,686 (estimate)3,1852,489
Murdern/an/an/a7.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a42.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a80.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a381.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)752 (estimate)511379
Burglaryn/an/an/a531.9340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a256.5219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,934 (estimate)2,6742,110

Key findings

  • Gainesville crime rates are 88% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gainesville are 98% higher than the national average
  • In Gainesville you have a 1 in 22 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 5%

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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 134
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gainesville is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gainesville is 1 in 22

      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, AL2607243,7904,515
      Epes, AL1697503,9234,672
      Boligee, AL5948134,2525,065
      Gainesville, AL2747523,9344,686

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Roosevelt, OK2746314,1534,784
      Tillar, AR2748234,0194,842
      Womelsdorf (Coalton), WV2743831,9132,296
      Roaring Springs, TX2746153,5104,125
      Amherstdale, WV2743211,6051,926
      Gainesville, AL2747523,9344,686
      Source: The Gainesville, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.