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Total crime 26%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 19%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2019 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2020; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePelham/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime440n/a (estimate)1,8503,1852,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape3n/a12.642.242.6
Robbery8n/a33.680.481.6
Assault25n/a105.1381.0250.2
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)151511379
Burglary39n/a164.0531.9340.5
Theft330n/a1,387.41,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theft35n/a147.2256.5219.9
Property crime404n/a (estimate)1,6992,6742,110

Key findings

  • Pelham crime rates are 26% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Pelham are 60% lower than the national average
  • In Pelham you have a 1 in 55 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Pelham is safer than 55% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pelham has not changed

Pelham crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Pelham (per 100,000 people)

      The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Pelham, AL per 100,000 people. In Pelham, the total number of daily crimes is 1.72 times less than the Alabama average and 1.35 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Pelham is 3.37 times less than the Alabama average and 2.51 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Pelham has a daily crime rate that is 1.57 times less than the Alabama average and 1.24 times less than the national average.

      How Safe is Pelham (higher is better)

      Is Pelham safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Pelham to other cities in the state and across the country, Pelham is 85% safer than other cities of Alabama and 55% safer than other cities in the nation. Pelham has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Pelham

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Pelham is 1 in 661
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Pelham is 1 in 59
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Pelham is 1 in 55
      Are you worried about becoming a crime victim? In Pelham, your chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 661. Types of violent crimes may include assault, robbery, rape, or murder. You also have a 1 in 59 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 Pelham is 1 in 55.

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

      A good indicator of whether Pelham 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 Pelham has not changed, while the property crime rate in Pelham has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Pelham has not changed year over year.

      Pelham police department

      ItemPelhamAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)839,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.13.3
      There are a total of 83 Pelham police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6% less than the Alabama average and 17.3% 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
      Shoal Creek, AL1,44872375447
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,52980419500
      Highland Lakes, AL4,860133695827
      Helena, AL17,630315676990
      Concord, AL1,8371628501,012
      Brook Highland, AL6,6041668701,036
      Meadowbrook, AL8,5341799381,118
      Pelham, AL22,5961511,6991,850

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Morrisville, NC22,600421,3161,358
      Wadsworth, OH22,578621,7171,779
      Pottstown, PA22,6197183,1053,823
      Anthem, AZ22,5712041,0961,300
      Arnold, MD22,6253231,3871,710
      Pelham, AL22,5961511,6991,850
      Source: The Pelham, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.