What are the odds that you'll be safer in Selma, Alabama compared to other areas of Alabama, as well as the rest of America? When it comes down to it, is Selma safe? In the graphs above, it shows that Selma is safer than 18% of Alabama cities, and 12% compared to all other cities across America. These statistics are calculated by taking a closer look at each city's crime rate in Alabama, as well as the rest of the US. It is then determined which cities see less crime than Selma. At this time, Selma sees a below average rate of crime in comparison to other United States cities.