F
Total crime 16%
Violent crime 83%
Property crime 4%
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 peopleRoanoke/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime171n/a (estimate)2,8913,1852,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape2n/a33.842.242.6
Robbery2n/a33.880.481.6
Assault37n/a625.6381.0250.2
Violent crime41n/a (estimate)693511379
Burglary15n/a253.6531.9340.5
Theft106n/a1,792.41,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theft9n/a152.2256.5219.9
Property crime130n/a (estimate)2,1982,6742,110

Key findings

  • Roanoke crime rates are 16% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Roanoke are 83% higher than the national average
  • In Roanoke you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Roanoke is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Roanoke has not changed

Roanoke crime map

  • Lower crime
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Higher crime
  • No data available
Crime map data by SpotCrime. Sign up for local SpotCrime alerts.
The Roanoke crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Roanoke 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 Roanoke crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Safest Places to Live in and Around Roanoke

See all the best places to live around Roanoke

Compare Roanoke, AL Crime

      vs
      How would you rate the amount of crime in Roanoke?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      Do you feel safe walking alone at night in Roanoke?
      Write a review to give others more information about this area.
      See all Roanoke poll results

      Daily Crime In Roanoke (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Roanoke for every 100,000 residents. The Roanoke total amount of daily crime is 1.10 times less than the Alabama average and 1.16 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Roanoke, is 1.36 times more than the Alabama average, and it is 1.83 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Roanoke has a daily crime average that is 1.22 times less than the Alabama average and 1.04 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Roanoke (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Roanoke in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Roanoke safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Roanoke being safer than 36% of cities in Alabama and 12% of cities across the United States. This is evident by tracking Alabama cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Roanoke. In conclusion, Roanoke ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Roanoke

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Roanoke is 1 in 145
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Roanoke is 1 in 46
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Roanoke is 1 in 35
      How likely are you to become a victim of crime? In Roanoke, Alabama you have a 1 in 145 chance of becoming a victim of violent crime. Violent crimes include murder, rape, robbery and assault. With regards to property crime, you have a 1 in 46 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Roanoke.

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

      Determining whether Roanoke is becoming less or more safe for its residents (per 100,000) is most easily done by comparing year-over-year crime rates. Roanoke violent crime rates have not changed. At the same time, property crime has not changed year over year. Total crimes for Roanoke has not changed in the same time frame.

      Roanoke police department

      ItemRoanokeAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)279,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.54.13.3
      There are a total of 27 Roanoke police officers. This results in 4.5 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 9.6% greater than the Alabama average and 36.9% 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
      Fredonia, AL3925052,6403,144
      Penton, AL1726063,1713,777
      Five Points, AL1806173,2313,848
      Wadley, AL8907303,8204,550
      Wedowee, AL7425035,5286,030
      Roanoke, AL5,9876932,1982,891

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Wailua Homesteads, HI5,9872232,2182,441
      Northville, MI5,986134737871
      Walkersville, MD5,9893521,5101,862
      Pingree Grove, IL5,98361533594
      Gas City, IN5,9833882,0612,448
      Roanoke, AL5,9876932,1982,891
      Source: The Roanoke, 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.