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Total crime 53%
Violent crime 62%
Property crime 52%
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.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePenton/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,957 (estimate)3,3372,580
Murdern/an/an/a7.85.0
Rapen/an/an/a40.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a83.486.2
Assaultn/an/an/a387.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)617 (estimate)520381
Burglaryn/an/an/a590.1376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a268.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)3,340 (estimate)2,8172,200

Key findings

  • Penton crime rates are 53% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Penton are 62% higher than the national average
  • In Penton you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Penton is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Penton has decreased by 4%

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

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      Daily Crime In Penton (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Penton

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Penton is 1 in 163
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Penton is 1 in 30
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Penton is 1 in 26

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

      Penton police department

      ItemPentonAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)n/a9,968558,732
      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.

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      Huguley, AL2,2572401,3021,542
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      Roanoke, AL5,9876932,1982,891
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      Five Points, AL1806283,4034,032
      Daviston, AL2327003,7944,494
      Wadley, AL8907434,0244,767
      Penton, AL1726173,3403,957

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      Hatch, UT1723213,2763,597
      Wainiha, HI1723213,6974,018
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      Matoaka, WV1724402,2572,698
      Pickering, MO1727594,0004,758
      Penton, AL1726173,3403,957
      Source: The Penton, 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.