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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peoplePrattville/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime1,001n/a (estimate)2,5882,1482,324
Violent crime106n/a (estimate)274409370
Vehicle theft58n/a150.0202.3282.7
Property crime895n/a (estimate)2,3141,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Prattville, AL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Prattville is 11.4% higher than the national average. These crimes fall into two primary categories: violent and property. Violent crimes encompass murder, rape, robbery and assault, while property crimes involve theft, vehicle theft and burglary. In Prattville, there were 106 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 274 per 100,000 individuals, 25.9% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 895 property crimes, amounting to 2314 per 100,000 residents, 18.4% higher than the U.S. average.

In terms of the total Prattville crime rate per 100,000 people, it falls within the midrange when compared to other cities across the United States. Our analysis of total crimes, encompassing both violent and property offenses in Prattville, revealed that the reported crime rates closely align with the nationwide average reported by other areas.

Although murder rates are essentially half of what they used to be 30+ years ago, some cities still struggle with higher rates than others. Prattville is one of those cities. In the last reported crime year, there were a total of 5 murders in Prattville, which equates to 13 murders per 100,000 people. This results in Prattville being a very dangerous place to live.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Prattville?

AreaVibes surveyed 24 local residents in Prattville to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 79% of people answered that there was very little crime in Prattville and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 21% of people responded that there was far too much crime and they would be hesitant to walk the streets alone at night. Keep in mind that the opinions of residents may vary depending on which area they live in.

Is Prattville a Safe Place to Live?

Is Prattville a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Prattville has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 11%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 2.74 daily incidents, encompassing 0.29 violent crimes and 2.45 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Prattville as a potential place to call home.

Has Crime in Prattville Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Prattville. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Prattville has decreased by 23.2%. Violent crimes have increased by 27.7%, while property crimes have decreased by 26.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Prattville

Regions characterized by high population density frequently encompass expansive urban hubs that offer diverse economic prospects. In such areas, income inequality can be exacerbated, creating pockets of poverty alongside affluence. Economic disparities within these regions may correlate with elevated property crimes and, in certain instances, violent crimes. Conversely, areas with low population density numbers generally exhibit reduced Prattville crime rates. Prattville registers a population density of 1033.6 people per square mile, in contrast to the national average of 90.6 people per square mile.

The educational level within a community can have an influence on crime rates. Typically, higher levels of education are associated with reduced crime rates, as they offer individuals improved employment prospects and alternatives to engaging in criminal activities. Conversely, lower educational attainment tends to correspond with higher crime rates. In Prattville, 84.2% of residents have achieved at least a high school diploma, which differs from the national average of 83%.

In Prattville, the average rental rates are $1,084 per month, compared to the national average of $949. Rapid increases in rental costs can lead to neighborhood instability as residents are forced to move frequently in search of more affordable housing. This transience can weaken community bonds and hinder the establishment of social support networks, which can indirectly contribute to crime. While affordable rent and areas with higher income per capita, allow for long term renters and community bonds to the formed, therefore reducing crime rates on the long term.

Prattville crime map

The Prattville crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Prattville as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Prattville crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Prattville crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Prattville crime rates are 11% higher than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Prattville are 26% lower than the national average
      • In Prattville you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Prattville is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Prattville has decreased by 29%

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        Daily Crime In Prattville (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above illustrates the number of daily crimes in Prattville, AL per 100,000 people. In Prattville, the total number of daily crimes is 1.20 times more than the Alabama average and 1.11 times more than the national average. The number of daily violent crimes in Prattville is 1.49 times less than the Alabama average and 1.35 times less than the national average. With regards to property crimes, Prattville has a daily crime rate that is 1.33 times more than the Alabama average and 1.18 times more than the national average.

        How Safe is Prattville (higher is better)

        Compared to the other cities in Alabama and all other cities across the US, is Prattville safe? From the gauges displayed above, you will notice that Prattville is safer than 44% of other cities in the state of Alabama. In addition, Prattville is safer than 34% of cities in the entire United States. To achieve these results, all Alabama and United States cities were analyzed to determine how many locations had a lower crime rate than Prattville. By studying this data, it was possible to determine that Prattville is below average in safety when compared with other United States cities.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Prattville

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Prattville is 1 in 365
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Prattville is 1 in 44
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Prattville is 1 in 39
        Interested in knowing the odds that you will be a crime victim in Prattville? In Prattville, you have a 1 in 365 chance of falling victim to a violent crime, such as rape, robbery, assault, or even murder. In terms of property crime, your chances of being a victim are 1 in 44. These crimes include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Your overall chance of being a victim of crime in Prattville, AL is 1 in 39.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Prattville, AL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Prattville has increased by 18%, while the property crime rate in Prattville has decreased by 32% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Prattville has decreased by 29% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Prattville police department

        Item Prattville Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)839,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents2.44.13.3
        There are a total of 83 Prattville police officers. This results in 2.4 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 40.8% less than the Alabama average and 26.1% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /100K
        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 Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Autaugaville, AL829127254381
        Deatsville, AL1,864102435537
        Redland, AL4,602130555685
        Coosada, AL93578705784
        Pine Level, AL3,621170721891
        Elmore, AL1,3342028611,063
        Lowndesboro, AL752381,0111,248
        Prattville, AL36,5992742,3142,588

        Cities with similar population

        City Population Violent crime/100k people Property crime/100k people Total crime/100k people
        Holly Springs, NC36,595661,0041,070
        Lincoln Park, MI36,5255921,9192,511
        Portage, IN36,5241591,1421,301
        Rome, GA36,5188443,9154,759
        Bartlesville, OK36,4953022,6572,959
        Prattville, AL36,5992742,3142,588
        Source: The Prattville, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.