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Total crime 167%
Violent crime 57%
Property crime 189%
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StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleMuscle Shoals/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime886n/a (estimate)6,2652,5902,346
Murder2n/a14.19.66.5
Rape7n/a49.532.738.4
Robbery7n/a49.554.273.9
Assault70n/a494.9357.1279.7
Violent crime86n/a (estimate)608454388
Burglary115n/a813.1399.5314.2
Theft620n/a4,383.81,515.31,398.0
Vehicle theft65n/a459.6222.0246.0
Property crime800n/a (estimate)5,6572,1371,958

Key findings

  • Muscle Shoals crime rates are 167% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Muscle Shoals are 57% higher than the national average
  • In Muscle Shoals you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Muscle Shoals is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Muscle Shoals has not changed

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

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      Daily Crime In Muscle Shoals (per 100,000 people)

      The number of daily crimes per 100,000 residents in Muscle Shoals, Alabama is displayed in the graph above. As you can see, the daily crimes for Muscle Shoals are 2.42 times more than the Alabama average and 2.67 times more than the national level. Daily violent crimes in Muscle Shoals are 1.34 times more than than Alabama and 1.57 times more than the national mean. While daily property crimes in Muscle Shoals are 2.65 times more than than Alabama and 2.89 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Muscle Shoals (higher is better)

      How safe is Muscle Shoals, Alabama compared to other cities in Alabama and the rest of the cities across the United States? The graphs above show that Muscle Shoals is safer than 25% of the cities in Alabama and 7% 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 Muscle Shoals. Overall, Muscle Shoals is ranked above average compared to all other cities across the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Muscle Shoals

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Muscle Shoals is 1 in 165
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Muscle Shoals is 1 in 18
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Muscle Shoals is 1 in 16
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Muscle Shoals, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 165. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 18 chance of being the victim of a property crime such as vehicle theft, personal property theft, and burglary. Your overall risk of becoming a crime victim in Muscle Shoals is 1 in 16.

      Year Over Year Crime In Muscle Shoals (per 100,000 people)

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

      Muscle Shoals police department

      ItemMuscle ShoalsAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)439,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.34.13.3
      There are a total of 43 Muscle Shoals police officers. This results in 3.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 19.9% less than the Alabama average and equal to 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

      CityPopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Littleville, AL1,0450812812
      Underwood-Petersville, AL3,7232591,2211,480
      St. Florian, AL4292861,3461,632
      Town Creek, AL1,0043831,5331,916
      Killen, AL1,1291032,0642,167
      Hatton, AL904532,1322,585
      Lexington, AL6835472,5753,123
      Muscle Shoals, AL13,5856085,6576,265

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      Riviera Beach, MD13,5864351,7512,185
      Newington, VA13,583103719822
      Henderson, TX13,5875584,1634,720
      Palos Verdes Estates, CA13,58230649679
      East Wenatchee, WA13,589841,5901,674
      Muscle Shoals, AL13,5856085,6576,265
      Source: The Muscle Shoals, 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.