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Total crime 82%
Violent crime 17%
Property crime 99%
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 peopleOxford/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime995n/a (estimate)4,7053,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.07.85.0
Rape1n/a4.740.842.6
Robbery11n/a52.083.486.2
Assault55n/a260.1387.6246.8
Violent crime67n/a (estimate)317520381
Burglary111n/a524.8590.1376.0
Theft787n/a3,721.21,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft30n/a141.9268.3228.9
Property crime928n/a (estimate)4,3882,8172,200

Key findings

  • Oxford crime rates are 82% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Oxford are 17% lower than the national average
  • In Oxford you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Oxford is safer than 19% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Oxford has decreased by 15%

Oxford crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Oxford (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Oxford, AL per 100,000 people. In Oxford, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.41 times more than the Alabama average and 1.82 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Oxford is 1.64 times less than the Alabama average and 1.20 times less than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Oxford has a daily crime rate that is 1.56 times more than the Alabama average and 1.99 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Oxford (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Oxford to every other city in Alabama, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Oxford safe? The gauges above illustrate that Oxford is safer than 50% of every city located within Alabama along with 19% 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, Oxford, AL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Oxford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Oxford is 1 in 316
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Oxford is 1 in 23
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Oxford is 1 in 22
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Oxford, Alabama? If you reside in Oxford, then there is a 1 in 316 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 23. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 22 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Oxford.

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

      Determining whether Oxford is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Oxford violent crime rates have increased by 11%. At the same time, property crime has decreased by 16% year over year. Total crimes for Oxford has decreased by 15% in the same time frame.

      Oxford police department

      ItemOxfordAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)599,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.84.13.3
      There are a total of 59 Oxford police officers. This results in 2.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.8% less than the Alabama average and 14.8% 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
      Choccolocco, AL2,663106573679
      Ohatchee, AL9991739511,124
      Munford, AL1,3562471,3411,588
      Alexandria, AL3,9802591,4051,664
      Weaver, AL3,0832941,5941,888
      West End-Cobb Town, AL3,5503341,8112,145
      White Plains, AL9154522,4472,898
      Oxford, AL21,2023174,3884,705

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Patterson, CA21,2052371,7311,968
      South Milwaukee, WI21,1971671,7451,912
      Arnold, MO21,1961043,6263,730
      Decatur, GA21,2101672,3522,519
      Clinton, UT21,210591,3571,416
      Oxford, AL21,2023174,3884,705
      Source: The Oxford, 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.