Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHayden/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime18n/a (estimate)1,3552,1482,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)151409370
Vehicle theft1n/a75.3202.3282.7
Property crime16n/a (estimate)1,2051,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Hayden, AL

The Hayden crime rates are 41.7% lower than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 2 violent crimes in Hayden (151 per 100,000 people), which is 59.3% lower than the national average and there were a total of 16 property crimes (1205 per 100,000 residents) which is 38.4% lower than average.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Hayden reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Is Hayden a Safe Place to Live?

To get a feel for the safety of living in Hayden, it's essential to analyze both the overall crime rate and the daily incident count. Hayden presents a total crime rate that is 42% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. Consequently, Hayden experiences an average of 0.05 daily crimes, comprising 0.01 violent incidents and 0.04 property-related offenses. This evaluation offers a comprehensive understanding of the safety landscape, aiding individuals in making informed decisions when considering relocation.

Potential Causes for Crime in Hayden

In Hayden, the current unemployment rate stands at 1.4%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Hayden crime rates.

In Hayden, 81.1% of residents have graduated from high school, whereas the national average stands at 83%. The educational makeup of a community can exert a significant influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of educational attainment are associated with reduced crime rates, as they furnish individuals with improved employment prospects and viable alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, communities characterized by lower educational achievement often grapple with higher crime rates, as limited opportunities may drive individuals towards criminal behavior.

In Hayden, the cost of living is 10.87% lower than the national average. A high cost of living can induce economic stress for locals, especially those with limited financial resources. When people grapple with soaring housing expenses, utility bills, healthcare costs, and other essential necessities, they may be driven towards criminal activities, including theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities boasting a lower cost of living may mitigate economic pressures and potentially result in reduced crime rates.

Hayden crime map

The Hayden crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Hayden as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Hayden crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Hayden crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Hayden crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hayden are 59% lower than the national average
  • In Hayden you have a 1 in 74 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hayden is safer than 61% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hayden has increased by 47%

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        Daily Crime In Hayden (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hayden

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hayden is 1 in 665
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hayden is 1 in 83
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Hayden is 1 in 74

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

        Hayden police department

        Item Hayden Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /100K
        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

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        Trafford, AL5300167167
        Argo, AL4,29468339407
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        Morris, AL1,9990534534
        Smoke Rise, AL1,852114485600
        Kimberly, AL3,551149545694
        Locust Fork, AL1,645165701866
        Hayden, AL1,5161511,2051,355

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        Bel-Nor, MO1,5163652,4802,845
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        Otisville, NY1,515179717895
        Oronoco, MN1,51769485555
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        Hayden, AL1,5161511,2051,355
        Source: The Hayden, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.