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Total crime 28%
Violent crime 60%
Property crime 23%
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 peoplePelham/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime440n/a (estimate)1,8503,3372,580
Murder0n/a0.07.85.0
Rape3n/a12.640.842.6
Robbery8n/a33.683.486.2
Assault25n/a105.1387.6246.8
Violent crime36n/a (estimate)151520381
Burglary39n/a164.0590.1376.0
Theft330n/a1,387.41,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft35n/a147.2268.3228.9
Property crime404n/a (estimate)1,6992,8172,200

Key findings

  • Pelham crime rates are 28% 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 57% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Pelham has decreased by 22%

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 1.80 times less than the Alabama average and 1.39 times less than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Pelham is 3.43 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 1.66 times less than the Alabama average and 1.29 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 57% 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 decreased by 15%, while the property crime rate in Pelham has decreased by 23% year over year. The number of total crimes in Pelham has decreased by 22% 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, AL1,44873395468
      Indian Springs Village, AL2,52982442523
      Highland Lakes, AL4,860135732867
      Helena, AL17,630315676990
      Concord, AL1,8371658951,061
      Brook Highland, AL6,6041699161,085
      Meadowbrook, AL8,5341829881,171
      Pelham, AL22,5961511,6991,850

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Morrisville, NC22,6001591,0471,206
      Wadsworth, OH22,5781101,5631,672
      Pottstown, PA22,6198603,3044,164
      Anthem, AZ22,5712131,2021,416
      Arnold, MD22,6253341,4461,780
      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 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.