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Total crime 5%
Violent crime 65%
Property crime 6%
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 peopleHoover/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime2,036n/a (estimate)2,3773,1852,489
Murder4n/a4.77.35.0
Rape15n/a17.542.242.6
Robbery27n/a31.580.481.6
Assault68n/a79.4381.0250.2
Violent crime114n/a (estimate)133511379
Burglary128n/a149.4531.9340.5
Theft1,694n/a1,977.31,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theft100n/a116.7256.5219.9
Property crime1,922n/a (estimate)2,2432,6742,110

Key findings

  • Hoover crime rates are 5% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Hoover are 65% lower than the national average
  • In Hoover you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Hoover is safer than 47% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Hoover has increased by 55%

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      Daily Crime In Hoover (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Hoover, AL per 100,000 people. In Hoover, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.34 times less than the Alabama average and 1.05 times less than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Hoover is 3.84 times less than the Alabama average and 2.85 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Hoover has a daily crime rate that is 1.19 times less than the Alabama average and 1.06 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Hoover (higher is better)

      Is Hoover safe 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 Hoover to other cities in the state and across the country, Hoover is 81% safer than other cities of Alabama and 47% safer than other cities in the nation. Hoover has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Hoover

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Hoover is 1 in 752
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Hoover is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Hoover is 1 in 43
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Hoover? In Hoover, AL you have a 1 in 752 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 45 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 43 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Hoover.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Hoover, 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 Hoover has decreased by 44%, the amount of property crime in Hoover has increased by 73%, and the total amount of crime in Hoover has increased by 55% year over year.

      Hoover police department

      ItemHooverAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)2169,968558,732
      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
      Shoal Creek, AL1,44872375447
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,52980419500
      Highland Lakes, AL4,860133695827
      Helena, AL17,630315676990
      Sylvan Springs, AL1,753160838998
      Concord, AL1,8371628501,012
      Brook Highland, AL6,6041668701,036
      Hoover, AL84,1001332,2432,377

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      O'Fallon, MO84,0181271,1331,260
      Cicero, IL83,9723171,9432,260
      Danbury, CT83,8901141,2271,341
      Edinburg, TX84,3992792,9333,211
      Bend, OR84,4161531,9082,061
      Hoover, AL84,1001332,2432,377
      Source: The Hoover, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.