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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 47%
Property crime 96%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGulf Shores/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime521n/a (estimate)4,3373,1852,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape3n/a25.042.242.6
Robbery2n/a16.680.481.6
Assault19n/a158.1381.0250.2
Violent crime24n/a (estimate)200511379
Burglary53n/a441.2531.9340.5
Theft419n/a3,487.61,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theft25n/a208.1256.5219.9
Property crime497n/a (estimate)4,1372,6742,110

Key findings

  • Gulf Shores crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Gulf Shores are 47% lower than the national average
  • In Gulf Shores you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Gulf Shores is safer than 25% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Gulf Shores has not changed

Gulf Shores crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Gulf Shores (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Gulf Shores, AL per 100,000 people. In Gulf Shores, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.36 times more than the Alabama average and 1.74 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Gulf Shores is 2.56 times less than the Alabama average and 1.90 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Gulf Shores has a daily crime rate that is 1.55 times more than the Alabama average and 1.96 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Gulf Shores (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Gulf Shores, Alabama compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Gulf Shores safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Gulf Shores is safer than 61% of Alabama cities, and 25% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alabama, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Gulf Shores. At this time, Gulf Shores sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Gulf Shores

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Gulf Shores is 1 in 501
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Gulf Shores is 1 in 25
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Gulf Shores is 1 in 24
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Gulf Shores, Alabama? If you reside in Gulf Shores, then there is a 1 in 501 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 25. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 24 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Gulf Shores.

      Year Over Year Crime In Gulf Shores (per 100,000 people)

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Gulf Shores, Alabama (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Gulf Shores has not changed, the amount of property crime in Gulf Shores has not changed, and the total amount of crime in Gulf Shores has not changed year over year.

      Gulf Shores police department

      ItemGulf ShoresAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)549,968558,732
      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
      Elberta, AL1,4002041,0671,271
      Magnolia Springs, AL7402571,3471,604
      Perdido Beach, AL5963741,9592,333
      Orange Beach, AL5,7912453,6953,940
      Foley, AL16,7412564,0294,285
      Summerdale, AL9101,6364,3635,999
      Gulf Shores, AL11,2522004,1374,337

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      North Valley, NM11,2486412,3983,038
      Merriam, KS11,2483844,3234,707
      North Bellport, NY11,2574111,5711,981
      Valencia West, AZ11,2475502,9503,500
      Yorktown, IN11,2323301,7532,083
      Gulf Shores, AL11,2522004,1374,337
      Source: The Gulf Shores, 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.