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Total crime 6%
Violent crime 26%
Property crime 3%
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.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleNewton/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime40n/a (estimate)2,7453,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.07.85.0
Rape1n/a68.640.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.083.486.2
Assault6n/a411.8387.6246.8
Violent crime7n/a (estimate)480520381
Burglary6n/a411.8590.1376.0
Theft26n/a1,784.51,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft1n/a68.6268.3228.9
Property crime33n/a (estimate)2,2652,8172,200

Key findings

  • Newton crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Newton are 26% higher than the national average
  • In Newton you have a 1 in 37 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Newton is safer than 21% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Newton has decreased by 24%

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      Daily Crime In Newton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Newton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Newton is 1 in 209
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Newton is 1 in 45
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Newton is 1 in 37

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

      Newton police department

      ItemNewtonAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)29,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.34.13.3
      There are a total of 2 Newton police officers. This results in 1.3 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 67.4% less than the Alabama average and 59.3% 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
      Taylor, AL2,7040292292
      Rehobeth, AL1,7321941,0491,242
      Daleville, AL5,1601571,0991,256
      Malvern, AL1,7852521,3631,615
      Kinsey, AL2,2272671,4441,711
      Headland, AL4,6911061,8911,997
      Midland City, AL2,0415452,9333,477
      Newton, AL1,5164802,2652,745

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Greenland, AR1,5164929851,477
      Springfield, NE1,516100730830
      Huntington Bay, NY1,51649202251
      Cherokee, OK1,5161911,2121,403
      Biltmore Forest, NC1,51601,1871,187
      Newton, AL1,5164802,2652,745
      Source: The Newton, 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.