Annual Crime In Helena (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 peopleHelena/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime192n/a (estimate)9903,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleHelena/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder0n/a0.07.85.0
Rape3n/a15.540.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.083.486.2
Assault58n/a299.2387.6246.8
Violent crime61n/a (estimate)315520381
Burglary16n/a82.5590.1376.0
Theft97n/a500.31,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft18n/a92.8268.3228.9
Property crime131n/a (estimate)6762,8172,200

Key findings

  • Helena crime rates are 62% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Helena are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Helena you have a 1 in 101 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Helena is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Helena has increased by 31%

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Compare Helena, AL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Helena (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Helena, AL is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Helena are 3.37 times less than the Alabama average and 2.61 times less than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Helena are 1.65 times less than than Alabama and 1.21 times less than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Helena are 4.17 times less than than Alabama and 3.26 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Helena (higher is better)

      Many people wonder how safe they are in Helena, 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 Helena to other cities in the state and across the country, Helena is 81% safer than other cities of Alabama and 47% safer than other cities in the nation. Helena has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Helena

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Helena is 1 in 318
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Helena is 1 in 148
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Helena is 1 in 101
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Helena, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 318. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 148 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 Helena is 1 in 101.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Helena, 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 Helena has increased by 133%, the amount of property crime in Helena has increased by 9%, and the total amount of crime in Helena has increased by 31% year over year.

      Helena police department

      ItemHelenaAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)259,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.54.13.3
      There are a total of 25 Helena police officers. This results in 1.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 63.9% less than the Alabama average and 55% 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
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,52982442523
      Highland Lakes, AL4,860135732867
      Concord, AL1,8371658951,061
      Brook Highland, AL6,6041699161,085
      Meadowbrook, AL8,5341829881,171
      Rock Creek, AL1,4301849971,182
      Mountain Brook, AL20,532791,1191,198
      Helena, AL17,630315676990

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Westerly, RI17,632751,2781,353
      New Castle, IN17,6345283,0123,540
      Wallingford Center, CT17,6342381,9352,174
      Maryland City, MD17,6474461,9352,381
      Martinsburg, WV17,6133163,0983,414
      Helena, AL17,630315676990
      Source: The Helena, 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.