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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 63%
Property crime 8%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleJackson/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime112n/a (estimate)2,4442,5902,346
Murder1n/a21.89.66.5
Rape1n/a21.832.738.4
Robbery1n/a21.854.273.9
Assault26n/a567.3357.1279.7
Violent crime29n/a (estimate)633454388
Burglary12n/a261.8399.5314.2
Theft68n/a1,483.71,515.31,398.0
Vehicle theft3n/a65.5222.0246.0
Property crime83n/a (estimate)1,8112,1371,958

Key findings

  • Jackson crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Jackson are 63% higher than the national average
  • In Jackson you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Jackson is safer than 15% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Jackson has decreased by 41%

Jackson crime map

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The Jackson crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Jackson as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Jackson crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Jackson (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Jackson for every 100,000 residents. The Jackson total amount of daily crime is 1.06 times less than the Alabama average and 1.04 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Jackson, is 1.40 times more than the Alabama average, and it is 1.63 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Jackson has a daily crime average that is 1.18 times less than the Alabama average and 1.08 times less than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Jackson (higher is better)

      Compared to the other cities in Alabama and all other cities across the US, is Jackson safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Jackson is safer than 43% of other cities in the state of Alabama. In addition, Jackson is safer than 15% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Alabama and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Jackson. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Jackson is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jackson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jackson is 1 in 159
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jackson is 1 in 56
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Jackson is 1 in 41
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Jackson? In Jackson, AL you have a 1 in 159 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 56 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Jackson.

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

      A good indicator of whether Jackson is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Jackson has increased by 50%, while the property crime rate in Jackson has decreased by 51% year over year. The number of total crimes in Jackson has decreased by 41% year over year.

      Jackson police department

      ItemJacksonAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)279,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents5.24.13.3
      There are a total of 27 Jackson police officers. This results in 5.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 27.5% greater than the Alabama average and 59.2% 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Grove Hill, AL1,583165776941
      Leroy, AL7004121,9402,352
      St. Stephens, AL3824272,0092,436
      Jackson, AL5,0026331,8112,444

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Shanor-Northvue, PA5,0012561,0801,336
      Granite Shoals, TX5,001136681818
      Mathis, TX5,0035111,9392,450
      Swoyersville, PA5,00061283344
      Giddings, TX5,0004681,6972,165
      Jackson, AL5,0026331,8112,444
      Source: The Jackson, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.