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52%
Total crime NAT. AVG.
68%
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
49%
Property 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 peopleRagland/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime19n/a (estimate)1,1082,1482,324
Murder0n/a0.010.96.3
Rape0n/a0.029.640.0
Robbery0n/a0.034.566.1
Assault2n/a116.6334.1268.2
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)117409370
Burglary1n/a58.3283.9269.8
Theft13n/a758.01,252.71,401.9
Vehicle theft3n/a174.9202.3282.7
Property crime17n/a (estimate)9911,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Ragland, AL

Looking at the most recent crime report, the crime rate in Ragland is 52.3% lower 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 Ragland, there were 2 reported violent crimes, equivalent to 117 per 100,000 individuals, 68.5% lower than the national average. Additionally, there were 17 property crimes, amounting to 991 per 100,000 residents, 49.3% lower than the U.S. average.

Ragland has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 117 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Ragland ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In the latest reported crime year, Ragland recorded zero homicides. This statistic potentially positions the city as a paragon of security, radiating a profound sense of safety for its residents. A low number of severe violent crimes instills a deep feeling of well-being among its community but also establishes a lofty benchmark for other locales aspiring to foster equally secure environments.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Ragland?

AreaVibes surveyed 5 local residents in Ragland to gauge the safety of the area. Based on the results, 20% of people answered that there was very little crime in Ragland and that they felt very comfortable walking alone at night. Another 80% 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 Ragland a Safe Place to Live?

To determine if Ragland is a safe place to live, let's take a look at the overall crime rate of the area, as well as the number of daily crimes. Ragland has a total crime rate that is 52% lower than the national average per 100,000 residents. This results in a total of 0.05 daily crimes (0.01 violent daily crimes and 0.05 daily property crimes) in Ragland.

Potential Causes for Crime in Ragland

Ragland reports an unemployment rate of 6.5%, contrasting with the national average of 4.7%. Constrained employment opportunities or a prevalence of low-paying positions can contribute to elevated rates of unemployment and underemployment. Areas where individuals contend with joblessness or insufficient wages may display heightened susceptibility to an increase in criminal activities attributed to economic insecurity. Conversely, regions characterized by robust employment rates often witness a decrease in overall Ragland crime rates.

In Ragland, the cost of living is 19.53% lower than the national average. A substantial cost of living can burden residents, particularly those with constrained financial means. When individuals contend with steep housing expenses, grocery bills, utility costs, healthcare and essential needs that strain their budgets, they may turn to criminal activities, such as theft or fraud, as a means of financial survival. Conversely, cities characterized by a more affordable cost of living may alleviate economic pressures, which could potentially lead to decreased crime rates.

High rental costs can limit economic mobility, making it difficult for individuals to save money, invest in education, or access better job opportunities. This can perpetuate a cycle of poverty and increase the risk of involvement in criminal activities. In summary, high rental costs can create economic challenges, overcrowding, and neighborhood dynamics that may increase the likelihood of certain types of crime, particularly property crimes. In Ragland, the average rental rates are $418 per month, compared to the national average of $949.

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The Ragland crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Ragland 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 Ragland crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Ragland 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

  • Ragland crime rates are 52% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Ragland are 68% lower than the national average
  • In Ragland you have a 1 in 91 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Ragland is safer than 69% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Ragland has decreased by 6%

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        Daily Crime In Ragland (per 100,000 people)

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        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Ragland

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Ragland is 1 in 858
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Ragland is 1 in 101
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Ragland is 1 in 91

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

        Ragland police department

        Item Ragland Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)49,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /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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        Ragland, AL1,7951179911,108

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        Ragland, AL1,7951179911,108
        Source: The Ragland, 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.