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Total crime 140%
Violent crime 252%
Property crime 120%
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 peopleScottsboro/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime864n/a (estimate)5,9823,1852,489
Murder0n/a0.07.35.0
Rape8n/a55.442.242.6
Robbery5n/a34.680.481.6
Assault180n/a1,246.3381.0250.2
Violent crime193n/a (estimate)1,336511379
Burglary93n/a643.9531.9340.5
Theft549n/a3,801.11,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theft29n/a200.8256.5219.9
Property crime671n/a (estimate)4,6462,6742,110

Key findings

  • Scottsboro crime rates are 140% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Scottsboro are 252% higher than the national average
  • In Scottsboro you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Scottsboro is safer than 1% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Scottsboro has not changed

Scottsboro crime map

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      Daily Crime In Scottsboro (per 100,000 people)

      The above illustration depicts the number of crimes committed daily in Scottsboro, per 100,000 residents. In Scottsboro, the total number of daily crimes is 1.88 times more than the Alabama average and 2.40 times more than the national average. Violent daily crime statistics in Scottsboro are 2.62 times more than the Alabama average and 3.52 times more than the national average. For property crime, Scottsboro has a daily crime rate that is 1.74 times more than the Alabama average and 2.20 times more than the daily national average.

      How Safe is Scottsboro (higher is better)

      Is Scottsboro safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Scottsboro to other cities in the state and across the country, Scottsboro is 7% safer than other cities of Alabama and 1% safer than other cities in the nation. Scottsboro has a ranks below average in comparison to other cities in the country.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Scottsboro

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Scottsboro is 1 in 75
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Scottsboro is 1 in 22
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Scottsboro is 1 in 17
      Wondering what the chances are that you fall victim to a crime in Scottsboro? In Scottsboro, AL you have a 1 in 75 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 22 chance of becoming a victim. Property crimes include burglary, theft and motor vehicle theft. Overall, you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime in Scottsboro.

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

      The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Scottsboro is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Scottsboro has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have not changed in Scottsboro, while property crimes in Scottsboro have not changed. Total crime has not changed year over year.

      Scottsboro police department

      ItemScottsboroAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)689,968558,732
      Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.64.13.3
      There are a total of 68 Scottsboro police officers. This results in 4.6 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 12.7% greater than the Alabama average and 40.8% 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
      Hollywood, AL1,1142321,2161,449
      Powell, AL1,1272361,2331,468
      Stevenson, AL1,8342431,2691,512
      Sylvania, AL2,4082431,2701,512
      Rainsville, AL4,9863902,0382,428
      Grant, AL9614392,2962,734
      Langston, AL2535172,7083,225
      Scottsboro, AL14,7481,3364,6465,982

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Jennings, MO14,7496893,6754,364
      Villa Rica, GA14,7553673,7534,119
      Owosso, MI14,7386741,3682,042
      Stallings, NC14,7591241,2301,354
      Discovery Bay, CA14,7653091,6331,942
      Scottsboro, AL14,7481,3364,6465,982
      Source: The Scottsboro, 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.