Annual Crime In Montgomery (2018)

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.
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 peopleMontgomery/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime9,696n/a (estimate)4,8813,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMontgomery/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder29n/a14.67.85.0
Rape39n/a19.640.842.6
Robbery391n/a196.883.486.2
Assault757n/a381.0387.6246.8
Violent crime1,216n/a (estimate)612520381
Burglary2,052n/a1,032.9590.1376.0
Theft5,456n/a2,746.41,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft972n/a489.3268.3228.9
Property crime8,480n/a (estimate)4,2692,8172,200

Key findings

  • Montgomery crime rates are 89% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Montgomery are 61% higher than the national average
  • In Montgomery you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Montgomery is safer than 8% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Montgomery has decreased by 5%

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Compare Montgomery, AL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Montgomery (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Montgomery for every 100,000 residents. The Montgomery total amount of daily crime is 1.46 times more than the Alabama average and 1.89 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Montgomery, is 1.18 times more than the Alabama average, and it is 1.61 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Montgomery has a daily crime average that is 1.52 times more than the Alabama average and 1.94 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Montgomery (higher is better)

      How safe is Montgomery, AL when compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Montgomery is safer than 27% of the cities in Alabama and 8% 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 Montgomery. Overall, Montgomery is ranked below average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Montgomery

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Montgomery is 1 in 164
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Montgomery is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Montgomery is 1 in 21
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Montgomery, AL you have a 1 in 164 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 24 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Montgomery.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Montgomery, AL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Montgomery has not changed, while the property crime rate in Montgomery has decreased by 5% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Montgomery has decreased by 5% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Montgomery police department

      ItemMontgomeryAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)7129,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.44.13.3
      There are a total of 712 Montgomery police officers. This results in 3.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 16.1% less than the Alabama average and 4.8% 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

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Blue Ridge, AL1,41473395468
      Emerald Mountain, AL3,13499537636
      Redland, AL4,1121668991,064
      Coosada, AL1,1851809761,157
      Pike Road, AL7,7901829881,171
      Pine Level, AL3,9182161,1681,384
      Elmore, AL1,8902571,3941,652
      Montgomery, AL201,7176124,2694,881

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Moreno Valley, CA202,0613712,9463,316
      Aurora, IL200,9072671,1431,410
      Columbus, GA200,3034863,8234,309
      Fayetteville, NC203,6705893,8894,478
      Yonkers, NY199,7253488731,221
      Montgomery, AL201,7176124,2694,881
      Source: The Montgomery, 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.