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Total crime 23%
Violent crime 78%
Property crime 13%
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 peopleGardendale/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime441n/a (estimate)3,1713,3372,580
Murder1n/a7.27.85.0
Rape3n/a21.640.842.6
Robbery9n/a64.783.486.2
Assault81n/a582.4387.6246.8
Violent crime94n/a (estimate)676520381
Burglary33n/a237.3590.1376.0
Theft292n/a2,099.71,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft22n/a158.2268.3228.9
Property crime347n/a (estimate)2,4952,8172,200

Key findings

  • Gardendale crime rates are 23% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gardendale are 78% higher than the national average
  • In Gardendale you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gardendale is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gardendale has decreased by 20%

Gardendale crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Gardendale (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Gardendale, Alabama is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Gardendale are 1.05 times less than the Alabama average and 1.23 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Gardendale are 1.30 times more than than Alabama and 1.78 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Gardendale are 1.13 times less than than Alabama and 1.13 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Gardendale (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Gardendale to every other city in Alabama, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Gardendale safe? The gauges above illustrate that Gardendale is safer than 34% of every city located within Alabama along with 11% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Alabama and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Gardendale, AL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gardendale

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gardendale is 1 in 148
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gardendale is 1 in 41
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gardendale is 1 in 32
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Gardendale? If you reside in Gardendale, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 148. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 41 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Gardendale, is 1 in 32.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Gardendale, AL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Gardendale has decreased by 16%, while the property crime rate in Gardendale has decreased by 21% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Gardendale has decreased by 20% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Gardendale police department

      ItemGardendaleAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)389,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.74.13.3
      There are a total of 38 Gardendale police officers. This results in 2.7 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 33% less than the Alabama average and 16.3% 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
      Smoke Rise, AL2,556145786932
      Sylvan Springs, AL1,7531638821,045
      Kimberly, AL2,8402168321,047
      Concord, AL1,8371658951,061
      Mountain Brook, AL20,532791,1191,198
      Pleasant Grove, AL10,2841581,2571,415
      Minor, AL1,1402311,2491,479
      Gardendale, AL13,7506762,4953,171

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Baker, LA13,7543262,4842,810
      Olivehurst, CA13,7556623,5264,189
      Princeton Meadows, NJ13,7581731,1691,342
      Circleville, OH13,7613073,7884,095
      Lyndhurst, OH13,7361041,1391,243
      Gardendale, AL13,7506762,4953,171
      Source: The Gardendale, 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.