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Violent 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 peopleJasper/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime737n/a (estimate)5,1502,1482,324
Violent crime60n/a (estimate)419409370
Vehicle theft60n/a419.2202.3282.7
Property crime677n/a (estimate)4,7301,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Jasper, AL

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Jasper is 121.6% higher than the national average. Specifically, there were 60 violent crimes reported in Jasper, equivalent to 419 per 100,000 residents, which is higher than the national average by 13.4%. Additionally, Jasper recorded 677 property crimes, amounting to 4730 per 100,000 people, higher than the national average by 142%.

Jasper has a crime rate of 5150 per 100,000 people, which surpasses the national average by 121.56%, leading to one of the highest total crime rates in the United States. Addressing this issue is vital for improving overall safety and desirability of Jasper. Efforts to reduce crime through community engagement, effective law enforcement, and collaborative initiatives are essential to create a more secure and appealing environment for residents and prospective newcomers alike.

For violent crimes per 100,000 people, Jasper has a rate of violent crime that is very close to the national average. There were a total of 419 violent crimes, while the national average reported 370. This is an indication that the level of crime is essentially on par with all other cities.

With a property crime rate of 4730 crimes per 100,000 people, Jasper unfortunately has the distinction of being among the bottom 10% of all U.S. cities reporting crime. The likelihood of falling victim to property crime in Jasper is alarmingly high, estimated at 1 in 22, significantly surpassing the national average. This data emphasizes the city's pressing need for concerted efforts to address and reduce property crime, ensuring a safer environment for its residents.

Recently, vehicle thefts have seen an upward trend across the United States, and Jasper ranks among the cities with the highest vehicle theft rates in the country. Last year, there were 60 vehicle thefts, amounting to 419 stolen vehicles per 100,000 residents. This places Jasper within the worst 10% of all cities, indicating that 90% of cities fare better in terms of vehicle theft rates. The likelihood of your vehicle being stolen stands at 1 in 239.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Jasper?

AreaVibes conducted surveys inquiring about the safety perception of Jasper residents. Out of the respondents (8 in total), 38% expressed a strong sense of security, believing that crime rates in Jasper were low, and they felt comfortable walking alone at night. Conversely, 63% held a contrasting viewpoint, expressing concerns about safety in the area and feeling uncomfortable walking alone during the nighttime hours.

Is Jasper a Safe Place to Live?

Is Jasper a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Jasper has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 122%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 2.02 daily incidents, encompassing 0.16 violent crimes and 1.85 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Jasper as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Jasper Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime rates in Jasper has increased by 57.8% in the last reported crime report. Comparing crime rates from one year to another offers some insight into whether or not Jasper is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live. Crime rates are categorized by violent and property crime. Year-over-year violent crime has increased by 33.3%, while property crime has increased by 60.4%. This analysis equips individuals with crucial information for making informed decisions about living in Jasper.

Potential Causes for Crime in Jasper

Jasper has a poverty rate of 15.6, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

Jasper reports an unemployment rate of 3.3%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Jasper crime rates.

Jasper has an average rental rate of $686 per month, compared to the national average of $949. In areas with high rental costs, some individuals and families may be forced to live in overcrowded or substandard housing conditions. Overcrowding can lead to increased stress and tension, which may contribute to domestic disputes and related property or violent crimes. Addressing affordable housing and economic mobility can be important strategies for reducing crime in such areas.

Jasper crime map

The Jasper crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Jasper 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 Jasper crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Jasper 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

      • Jasper crime rates are 122% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Jasper are 13% higher than the national average
      • In Jasper you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Jasper is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Jasper has increased by 45%

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        Daily Crime In Jasper (per 100,000 people)

        The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Jasper for every 100,000 residents. The Jasper total amount of daily crime is 2.40 times more than the Alabama average and 2.22 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Jasper, is 1.02 times more than the Alabama average, and it is 1.13 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Jasper has a daily crime average that is 2.72 times more than the Alabama average and 2.42 times more than the daily national rate.

        How Safe is Jasper (higher is better)

        How safe is Jasper, Alabama compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Jasper is safer than 15% of the cities in Alabama and 11% of the cities in the United States. These results are calculated by analyzing all cities in Alabama and across the US as a whole and determining how many areas have a lower crime rate than Jasper. Overall, Jasper is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Jasper

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Jasper is 1 in 239
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Jasper is 1 in 22
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Jasper is 1 in 20
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Jasper? In Jasper, you have a 1 in 239 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 22. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Jasper, AL is 1 in 20.

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

        An ideal indicator of whether Jasper is becoming a safer or more dangerous place to live can be done by analyzing the year over year crime rates per 100,000 people. Year over year violent crime in Jasper has increased by 23% and the rate of property crime in Jasper has increased by 48%. The total crime rate in Jasper has increased by 45% year to year.

        Jasper police department

        Item Jasper Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)629,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.34.13.3
        There are a total of 62 Jasper police officers. This results in 4.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.3% greater than the Alabama average and 32.7% greater than the National average.

        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

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Carbon Hill, AL1,3541752,1002,275
        Dora, AL2,429882,5432,630
        West Jefferson, AL4625062,1502,656
        Sumiton, AL2,5142082,6612,869
        Oakman, AL8535682,4132,980
        Nauvoo, AL1295872,4953,082
        Sipsey, AL2896042,5673,170
        Jasper, AL13,5844194,7305,150

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        Forest City, FL13,5922491,5041,753
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        Jasper, AL13,5844194,7305,150
        Source: The Jasper, 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.