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Total crime 4%
Violent crime 11%
Property crime 3%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2020 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2021; this is the most current data available.
Crime data for this area is not available from the FBI. Either data from local enforcement agencies is applied or estimates are created based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSanford/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)2,450 (estimate)2,5902,346
Murdern/an/an/a9.66.5
Rapen/an/an/a32.738.4
Robberyn/an/an/a54.273.9
Assaultn/an/an/a357.1279.7
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)429 (estimate)454388
Burglaryn/an/an/a399.5314.2
Theftn/an/an/a1,515.31,398.0
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a222.0246.0
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)2,021 (estimate)2,1371,958

Key findings

  • Sanford crime rates are 4% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sanford are 11% higher than the national average
  • In Sanford you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sanford is safer than 26% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sanford has decreased by 19%

Sanford crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sanford (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sanford

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sanford is 1 in 233
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sanford is 1 in 50
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sanford is 1 in 41

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

      Sanford police department

      ItemSanfordAlabamaNational
      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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      Carolina, AL3084652,1892,654
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      Sanford, AL2184292,0212,450

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      Sanford, AL2184292,0212,450
      Source: The Sanford, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2020. 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.