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Total crime 48%
Violent crime 9%
Property crime 58%
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 peopleSaraland/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime541n/a (estimate)3,6793,1852,489
Murder1n/a6.87.35.0
Rape8n/a54.442.242.6
Robbery6n/a40.880.481.6
Assault36n/a244.8381.0250.2
Violent crime51n/a (estimate)347511379
Burglary61n/a414.9531.9340.5
Theft388n/a2,638.71,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theft41n/a278.8256.5219.9
Property crime490n/a (estimate)3,3322,6742,110

Key findings

  • Saraland crime rates are 48% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Saraland are 9% lower than the national average
  • In Saraland you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Saraland is safer than 22% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Saraland has not changed

Saraland crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Saraland (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Saraland for every 100,000 residents. The Saraland total amount of daily crime is 1.16 times more than the Alabama average and 1.48 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Saraland, is 1.47 times less than the Alabama average, and it is 1.09 times less than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Saraland has a daily crime average that is 1.25 times more than the Alabama average and 1.58 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Saraland (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Saraland to every other city in Alabama, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Saraland safe? The gauges above illustrate that Saraland is safer than 57% of every city located within Alabama along with 22% of the all the cities located in the United States. The results of these graphs are created after analyzing each of the cities in Alabama and in the United States as a whole. As a result, Saraland, AL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Saraland

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Saraland is 1 in 289
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Saraland is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Saraland is 1 in 28
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Saraland? In Saraland, AL you have a 1 in 289 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 31 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Saraland.

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

      A good indicator of whether Saraland is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live can be determined by analyzing the year over year crime rate (per 100,000 people). The number of violent crimes in Saraland has not changed, while the property crime rate in Saraland has not changed year over year. The number of total crimes in Saraland has not changed year over year.

      Saraland police department

      ItemSaralandAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)519,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents3.84.13.3
      There are a total of 51 Saraland police officers. This results in 3.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 6.8% less than the Alabama average and 16.4% 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
      Creola, AL1,7122001,0491,249
      Satsuma, AL6,1592601,2511,511
      Semmes, AL3,7862561,3371,593
      Daphne, AL24,2951351,7391,875
      Stockton, AL6873111,6271,937
      Spanish Fort, AL7,8253702,7573,127
      Chickasaw, AL5,9555833,0493,631
      Saraland, AL13,7783473,3323,679

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Sharonville, OH13,7822501,7542,004
      Knightdale, NC13,7872291,7762,005
      Beach Park, IL13,7884241,9232,347
      Metuchen, NJ13,791761,1441,220
      Circleville, OH13,7613354,3424,677
      Saraland, AL13,7783473,3323,679
      Source: The Saraland, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2019. 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.