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Total crime 66%
Violent crime 75%
Property crime 64%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleLester/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)4,271 (estimate)3,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a7.85.0
Rapen/an/an/a40.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a83.486.2
Assaultn/an/an/a387.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)666 (estimate)520381
Burglaryn/an/an/a590.1376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a268.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,605 (estimate)2,8172,200

Key findings

  • Lester crime rates are 66% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Lester are 75% higher than the national average
  • In Lester you have a 1 in 24 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Lester is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Lester has decreased by 4%

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The Lester crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Lester 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 Lester crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Lester (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Lester

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Lester is 1 in 151
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Lester is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Lester is 1 in 24

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

      Lester police department

      ItemLesterAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,968558,732
      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.

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      Minor Hill, TN610192385577
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      Elkmont, AL4965613,0383,599
      Anderson, AL2595853,1683,753
      Lexington, AL6836273,3954,022
      Lester, AL1316663,6054,271

      Cities with similar population

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      New Salem, IL1316533,1243,777
      Spencer, SD1316042,5793,183
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      Marietta, TX1315933,4154,008
      Goodridge, MN1313413,0903,431
      Lester, AL1316663,6054,271
      Source: The Lester, 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.