Annual Crime In Hamilton (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 peopleHamilton/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime210n/a (estimate)3,1773,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHamilton/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.0
Rape4n/a60.540.842.6
Robbery1n/a15.183.486.2
Assault18n/a272.3387.6246.8
Violent crime23n/a (estimate)348520381
Burglary45n/a680.7590.1376.0
Theft124n/a1,875.71,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a272.3268.3228.9
Property crime187n/a (estimate)2,8292,8172,200

Key findings

  • Hamilton crime rates are 23% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hamilton are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Hamilton you have a 1 in 32 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hamilton is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hamilton has increased by 7%

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Compare Hamilton, AL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Hamilton (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Hamilton on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Alabama and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Hamilton (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama, are 1.05 times less than the state average and 1.23 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Hamilton on a daily basis are 1.49 times less than than Alabama average and 1.09 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Hamilton are 1.00 times more than the daily state average and 1.29 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Hamilton (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Hamilton, AL in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Hamilton to other cities in the state and across the country, Hamilton is 64% safer than other cities of Alabama and 27% safer than other cities in the nation. Hamilton has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hamilton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hamilton is 1 in 288
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hamilton is 1 in 36
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hamilton is 1 in 32
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Hamilton, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 288. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 36 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Hamilton is 1 in 32.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Hamilton, AL (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 Hamilton has increased by 2%, the amount of property crime in Hamilton has increased by 8%, and the total amount of crime in Hamilton has increased by 7% year over year.

      Hamilton police department

      ItemHamiltonAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)139,968558,732
      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
      Bear Creek, AL1,1642441,3241,569
      Hackleburg, AL1,3432501,3531,603
      Winfield, AL4,4483301,7882,119
      Guin, AL2,4582652,0352,301
      Brilliant, AL1,0493463,3453,691
      Twin, AL3535953,2243,819
      Gu-Win, AL1426123,3163,929
      Hamilton, AL6,7843482,8293,177

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Portage Lakes, OH6,7852191,7001,918
      Dade City, FL6,7825113,1093,620
      Meraux, LA6,7874342,6413,074
      Nyack, NY6,788181745926
      Aspen, CO6,7881613,8714,032
      Hamilton, AL6,7843482,8293,177
      Source: The Hamilton, 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.