Reported Annual Crime In Mobile

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 peopleMobile/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime15,388n/a (estimate)6,1943,4822,756
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMobile/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder50n/a20.18.35.3
Rape142n/a57.241.641.7
Robbery440n/a177.186.598.0
Assault1,207n/a485.8387.8248.9
Violent crime1,839n/a (estimate)740524394
Burglary3,023n/a1,216.8645.7430.4
Theft9,267n/a3,730.22,048.11,694.4
Vehicle theft1,259n/a506.8263.4237.4
Property crime13,549n/a (estimate)5,4542,9572,362

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When reviewing the above table, you see a comprehensive overview of all annual crimes reported in Mobile, AL. All reported Mobile, AL crimes are shown and for assessment, each particular crime is demonstrated, establishing an accurate total that represents any crimes committed for every 100,000 residents. You'll also notice that the crimes are distributed into two separate categories, being; violent crimes and property crimes. In addition, the table also demonstrates that the Mobile, AL overall crime rate is 78% higher than in comparison to the Alabama average; and is also 125% higher than compared to the national average. Specifically regarding violent crimes in Mobile, AL, the rate is 41% higher than compared to the Alabama average, and 88% higher than when paralleled to the national average. When comparing property crime, Mobile, AL comes in at 84% higher than to the average seen in Alabama, and 131% higher than the overall national average.
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The Mobile crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Mobile 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 Mobile crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.
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Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Mobile is 125% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 16.97 daily crimes that occur in Mobile.
  • Mobile is safer than 5% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Mobile you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Mobile has increased by 26%.

Compare Mobile, AL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Mobile (per 100,000 people)

The illustration above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Mobile, AL on a daily bases (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Alabama. A comparison to the average number of daily national crimes is displayed as well. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Mobile, AL (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama state wide, are 1.78 times more than the state average and 2.25 times more than than national statistics. Violent crimes committed in Mobile, AL on a daily bases are 1.41 times more than than Alabama average and 1.88 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Mobile, AL are 1.84 times more than the daily state average and 2.31 times more than the daily national numbers.

How Safe is Mobile (higher is better)

Many people wonder how safe they are in Mobile, AL in comparison to other notable cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the nation. Using the gauges above, which document and compare safety in Mobile, AL to other cities in the state and across the country, Mobile, AL is 18% safer than other cities of Alabama and 5% safer than other cities in the nation. When referring to the results, which show crime scores in Alabama cities and all around the United States, Mobile, AL has a ranking of below average in comparison to other cities in the country, which is determined my comparing Mobile, AL crime rate to all the other cities investigated.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mobile

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mobile is 1 in 136
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mobile is 1 in 19
The chance of being a victim of crime in Mobile is 1 in 17
Wondering what the chances are that you will be the victim of a crime in Mobile, AL? The illustrations above show how likely you are to become a victim of violent crime, property crime or any crime. In Mobile, AL you have a 1 in 136 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 19 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mobile, AL.

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

The year over year crime rate for Mobile, AL is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining whether living in Mobile, AL has become a safer or more dangerous place to live. For example, the above graph shows the year over year crime rate for violent, property and total crimes per 100,000 people. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have increased by 21% in Mobile, AL, while property crimes in Mobile, AL have increased by 26%. Crimes in total for Mobile, AL have increased by 26% year over year.

Mobile police department

ItemMobileAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7009,968558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.13.3
There are a total of 700 Mobile police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.5% less than the Alabama average and 14.4% less than the National average.

Sex offenders in Alabama

StateTotal offendersAlabama /100KNational /100K
Alabama11,372245222
There are a total of 11,372 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 245 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Satsuma, AL6,15932807839
Stapleton, AL1,5381709591,129
Creola, AL1,7122061,1601,365
Semmes, AL3,7862621,4791,741
Daphne, AL24,2951272,0852,212
Fairhope, AL17,9962583,0033,261
Theodore, AL6,2214982,8113,309
Mobile, AL193,7177405,4546,194

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Grand Rapids, MI193,8877122,0732,785
Sunrise Manor, NV192,8731,0264,8185,844
Salt Lake City, UT191,4468798,0508,928
Spring Valley, NV190,6617673,6024,368
Augusta, GA196,7846164,9385,555
Mobile, AL193,7177405,4546,194
Source: The Mobile, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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