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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 peopleMoulton/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime168n/a (estimate)5,0102,1482,324
Violent crime13n/a (estimate)388409370
Vehicle theft9n/a268.4202.3282.7
Property crime155n/a (estimate)4,6231,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Moulton, AL

The Moulton crime rates are 115.6% higher than the national average. There are two main categories of crime - violent crime and property crime. Violent crime consists of murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. There were a total of 13 violent crimes in Moulton (388 per 100,000 people), which is 4.8% higher than the national average and there were a total of 155 property crimes (4623 per 100,000 residents) which is 136.5% higher than average.

Having a crime rate of 5010 per 100,000 residents, Moulton experiences a crime rate that is 115.58% higher when compared to the national average, leading to one of the highest overall crime rates in the nation. It's important to clarify that this doesn't imply the entire city is unsafe. Like any area, Moulton contains neighborhoods with varying safety levels and you can find areas that are notably safer than others, emphasizing the need for targeted crime prevention efforts and community engagement initiatives.

When it comes to violent crimes per 100,000 people, Moulton maintains a rate that is very similar to the national average. With 388 reported violent crimes, it falls in line with the national average of 370. This alignment suggests that Moulton shares a similar crime profile with other cities, highlighting its comparable level of safety within the broader urban landscape.

In the most recently reported crime year, Moulton registered zero reported homicides. This statistic not only designates the area as an exemplar of security but also emanates a profound sense of safety within its community. A minimal incidence of severe violent crime not only fosters a strong sense of well-being among residents but also sets a commendable standard for other regions aiming to cultivate similarly safe surroundings.

With a property crime rate of 4623 crimes per 100,000 people, Moulton 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 Moulton 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.

Is Moulton a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Moulton is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Moulton has an overall crime rate that is 116% higher than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.46 daily occurrences, comprising 0.04 violent crimes and 0.42 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Moulton as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Moulton Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Moulton. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Moulton has increased by 102.4%. Violent crimes have increased by 85.7%, while property crimes have increased by 104%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Moulton

The economic well-being of a city's residents plays a significant role in crime rates. High poverty rates and income inequality can lead to increased crime stats as individuals may resort to illegal activities to meet their basic needs. While lower rates could lead to a lower Moulton crime rate. The poverty level in Moulton is 20.5%, while the national average is 15.1%.

In Moulton, the current unemployment rate stands at 2.3%, diverging from the national average of 4.7%. The availability of job opportunities is a pivotal factor influencing unemployment and underemployment rates. Communities where individuals contend with limited employment prospects or a preponderance of low-wage positions may witness elevated rates of joblessness and income inadequacy, which can contribute to heightened crime levels driven by financial insecurity. Conversely, areas characterized by robust employment rates often experience a reduction in overall Moulton crime rates.

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Moulton crime rates. Moulton registers a population density of 540 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

Moulton crime map

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

      • Moulton crime rates are 116% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Moulton are 5% higher than the national average
      • In Moulton you have a 1 in 20 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Moulton is safer than 13% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Moulton has increased by 95%

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        Daily Crime In Moulton (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Moulton

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Moulton is 1 in 258
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Moulton is 1 in 22
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Moulton is 1 in 20

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

        Moulton police department

        Item Moulton Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)119,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.24.13.3
        There are a total of 11 Moulton police officers. This results in 3.2 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 21.8% less than the Alabama average and 2.3% less 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.

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        Moulton, AL3,2373884,6235,010

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        Moulton, AL3,2373884,6235,010
        Source: The Moulton, 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.