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Total crime 74%
Violent crime 43%
Property crime 79%
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 peopleOpelika/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,382n/a (estimate)4,4843,3372,580
Murder5n/a16.27.85.0
Rape13n/a42.240.842.6
Robbery31n/a100.683.486.2
Assault119n/a386.1387.6246.8
Violent crime168n/a (estimate)545520381
Burglary143n/a464.0590.1376.0
Theft991n/a3,215.21,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft80n/a259.6268.3228.9
Property crime1,214n/a (estimate)3,9392,8172,200

Key findings

  • Opelika crime rates are 74% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Opelika are 43% higher than the national average
  • In Opelika you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Opelika is safer than 11% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Opelika has decreased by 16%

Opelika crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Opelika (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Opelika, AL per 100,000 people. In Opelika, the total number of daily crimes is 1.34 times more than the Alabama average and 1.74 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Opelika is 1.05 times more than the Alabama average and 1.43 times more than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Opelika has a daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the Alabama average and 1.79 times more than the national average.

      How Safe is Opelika (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Opelika to every other city in Alabama, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Opelika safe? The gauges above illustrate that Opelika is safer than 32% of every city located within Alabama along with 11% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Alabama and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Opelika, AL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Opelika

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Opelika is 1 in 184
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Opelika is 1 in 26
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Opelika is 1 in 23
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Opelika, Alabama? If you reside in Opelika, then there is a 1 in 184 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 26. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 23 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Opelika.

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

      Determining whether Opelika is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Opelika violent crime rates have decreased by 26%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 14% year over year. Total crimes for Opelika has decreased by 16% in the same time frame.

      Opelika police department

      ItemOpelikaAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)1049,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.13.3
      There are a total of 104 Opelika police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 5.8% less than the Alabama average and 17.6% 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
      Huguley, AL2,2572401,3021,542
      Auburn, AL60,3183662,1292,494
      Waverly, AL2263962,1472,544
      Cusseta, AL1265833,1593,742
      Loachapoka, AL2346313,4164,046
      West Point, GA3,4986374,6475,284
      Valley, AL9,4395855,2335,818
      Opelika, AL29,0305453,9394,484

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Norwood, MA29,0181339051,039
      Suisun City, CA29,0453112,1002,411
      East Haven, CT29,015732,0592,132
      Sanford, NC29,0482172,6522,869
      West Falls Church, VA29,059105875980
      Opelika, AL29,0305453,9394,484
      Source: The Opelika, 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.