Annual Crime In Guntersville (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGuntersville/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime602n/a (estimate)7,1143,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleGuntersville/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder2n/a23.67.85.0
Rape1n/a11.840.842.6
Robbery8n/a94.583.486.2
Assault41n/a484.5387.6246.8
Violent crime52n/a (estimate)615520381
Burglary79n/a933.6590.1376.0
Theft430n/a5,081.51,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft41n/a484.5268.3228.9
Property crime550n/a (estimate)6,5002,8172,200

Key findings

  • Guntersville crime rates are 176% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Guntersville are 61% higher than the national average
  • In Guntersville you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Guntersville is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Guntersville has increased by 18%

Guntersville crime map

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Compare Guntersville, AL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Guntersville (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Guntersville, AL is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Guntersville are 2.13 times more than the Alabama average and 2.76 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Guntersville are 1.18 times more than than Alabama and 1.61 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Guntersville are 2.31 times more than than Alabama and 2.96 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Guntersville (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Guntersville, AL compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it shows that Guntersville is safer than 21% of Alabama cities, and 6% 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 Guntersville. At this time, Guntersville sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Guntersville

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Guntersville is 1 in 163
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Guntersville is 1 in 16
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Guntersville is 1 in 15
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Guntersville? In Guntersville, AL you have a 1 in 163 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 16 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Guntersville.

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

      Determining whether Guntersville is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Guntersville violent crime rates have increased by 1%. At the same time, property crime has increased by 20% year over year. Total crimes for Guntersville has increased by 18% in the same time frame.

      Guntersville police department

      ItemGuntersvilleAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)469,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.54.13.3
      There are a total of 46 Guntersville police officers. This results in 5.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 36% greater than the Alabama average and 69.9% greater 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
      Sardis City, AL1,5701759511,126
      Douglas, AL1,0562491,3491,598
      Whitesboro, AL2,2902621,4191,681
      Arab, AL8,2474272,3112,738
      Grant, AL9614462,4182,865
      New Hope, AL2,8084922,4952,987
      Union Grove, AL915262,8523,378
      Guntersville, AL8,3606156,5007,114

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Hillsboro, TX8,3582373,6813,918
      Dalhart, TX8,3572742,1552,428
      Bridgeport, WV8,3641032,3432,446
      Mount Rainier, MD8,3644273,2933,720
      Lansdowne, MD8,3656082,6343,241
      Guntersville, AL8,3606156,5007,114
      Source: The Guntersville, 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.