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Total crime 138%
Violent crime 69%
Property crime 152%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMobile/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime13,707n/a (estimate)5,5842,5902,346
Murder26n/a10.69.66.5
Rape168n/a68.432.738.4
Robbery378n/a154.054.273.9
Assault1,041n/a424.1357.1279.7
Violent crime1,613n/a (estimate)657454388
Burglary2,568n/a1,046.1399.5314.2
Theft8,442n/a3,439.11,515.31,398.0
Vehicle theft1,084n/a441.6222.0246.0
Property crime12,094n/a (estimate)4,9272,1371,958

Key findings

  • Mobile crime rates are 138% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Mobile are 69% higher than the national average
  • In Mobile you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Mobile is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Mobile has not changed

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      Daily Crime In Mobile (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Mobile on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Alabama and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Mobile (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama, are 2.16 times more than the state average and 2.38 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Mobile on a daily basis are 1.45 times more than than Alabama average and 1.69 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Mobile are 2.31 times more than the daily state average and 2.52 times more than the daily national numbers.

      How Safe is Mobile (higher is better)

      Is Mobile 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 Mobile to other cities in the state and across the country, Mobile is 22% safer than other cities of Alabama and 6% safer than other cities in the nation. Mobile has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Mobile

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Mobile is 1 in 153
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Mobile is 1 in 21
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Mobile is 1 in 18
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Mobile, Alabama you have a 1 in 153 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 21 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Mobile.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Mobile is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Mobile has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Mobile, while property crimes in Mobile have not changed. Total crime has not changed 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
      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
      Stapleton, AL1,538147693840
      Creola, AL1,7121788381,016
      Semmes, AL3,7862271,0691,296
      Satsuma, AL6,1592601,2511,511
      Daphne, AL24,2951351,7391,875
      Theodore, AL6,2214322,0312,463
      Fairhope, AL17,9961982,4762,674
      Mobile, AL193,7176574,9275,584

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Grand Rapids, MI193,8877131,9532,666
      Sunrise Manor, NV192,8738493,5554,403
      Salt Lake City, UT191,4469227,3528,275
      Spring Valley, NV190,6616342,6573,292
      Augusta, GA196,7846913,4654,156
      Mobile, AL193,7176574,9275,584
      Source: The Mobile, 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.