Annual Crime In Orange Beach (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 peopleOrange Beach/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime241n/a (estimate)3,9403,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleOrange Beach/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder1n/a16.47.85.0
Rape8n/a130.840.842.6
Robbery0n/a0.083.486.2
Assault6n/a98.1387.6246.8
Violent crime15n/a (estimate)245520381
Burglary13n/a212.6590.1376.0
Theft206n/a3,368.21,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft7n/a114.5268.3228.9
Property crime226n/a (estimate)3,6952,8172,200

Key findings

  • Orange Beach crime rates are 53% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Orange Beach are 36% lower than the national average
  • In Orange Beach you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Orange Beach is safer than 27% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Orange Beach has increased by 17%

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Compare Orange Beach, AL Crime To Other Cities

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      Daily Crime In Orange Beach (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Orange Beach for every 100,000 residents. The Orange Beach total amount of daily crime is 1.18 times more than the Alabama average and 1.53 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Orange Beach, is 2.12 times less than the Alabama average, and it is 1.55 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Orange Beach has a daily crime average that is 1.31 times more than the Alabama average and 1.68 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Orange Beach (higher is better)

      What are the odds that you'll be safer in Orange Beach, AL compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? In the included graphs, it shows that Orange Beach is safer than 63% of Alabama cities, and 27% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alabama, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Orange Beach. At this time, Orange Beach sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Orange Beach

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Orange Beach is 1 in 408
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Orange Beach is 1 in 28
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Orange Beach is 1 in 26
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Orange Beach, AL? If you reside in Orange Beach, then there is a 1 in 408 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 28. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 26 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Orange Beach.

      Year Over Year Crime In Orange Beach (per 100,000 people)

      A good indicator of whether Orange Beach is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Orange Beach has increased by 21%, while the property crime rate in Orange Beach has increased by 17% year over year. The number of total crimes in Orange Beach has increased by 17% year over year.

      Orange Beach police department

      ItemOrange BeachAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)579,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

      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
      Lillian, AL1,2981598621,021
      Elberta, AL1,4002071,1241,331
      Magnolia Springs, AL7402621,4191,681
      Perdido Beach, AL5963812,0632,444
      Foley, AL16,7412564,0294,285
      Gulf Shores, AL11,2522004,1374,337
      Summerdale, AL9101,6364,3635,999
      Orange Beach, AL5,7912453,6953,940

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Spencer, MA5,790150576726
      Chadron, NE5,7921601,6721,832
      Hollidaysburg, PA5,790312295607
      Cheraw, SC5,7931,0346,8797,913
      Greenville, PA5,7945481,8272,376
      Orange Beach, AL5,7912453,6953,940
      Source: The Orange Beach, 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.