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Total crime 126%
Violent crime 115%
Property crime 127%
Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2018 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2019; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleSheffield/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime519n/a (estimate)5,8223,3372,580
Murder1n/a11.27.85.0
Rape14n/a157.140.842.6
Robbery7n/a78.583.486.2
Assault51n/a572.1387.6246.8
Violent crime73n/a (estimate)819520381
Burglary95n/a1,065.7590.1376.0
Theft312n/a3,500.11,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft39n/a437.5268.3228.9
Property crime446n/a (estimate)5,0032,8172,200

Key findings

  • Sheffield crime rates are 126% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Sheffield are 115% higher than the national average
  • In Sheffield you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Sheffield is safer than 3% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Sheffield has increased by 19%

Sheffield crime map

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

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      Daily Crime In Sheffield (per 100,000 people)

      The bar chart above reveals the rate of daily crimes in Sheffield for every 100,000 residents. The Sheffield total amount of daily crime is 1.74 times more than the Alabama average and 2.26 times more than than that of the nation. As for violent crimes, the daily average in Sheffield, is 1.58 times more than the Alabama average, and it is 2.15 times more than the national average. The statistics for property crimes show that Sheffield has a daily crime average that is 1.78 times more than the Alabama average and 2.27 times more than the daily national rate.

      How Safe is Sheffield (higher is better)

      When comparing the safety of Sheffield to every other city in Alabama, as well as the entirety of the United States, is Sheffield safe? The gauges above illustrate that Sheffield is safer than 17% of every city located within Alabama along with 3% 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, Sheffield, AL is ranked below average when compared to the rest of the US cities.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Sheffield

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Sheffield is 1 in 123
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Sheffield is 1 in 20
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Sheffield is 1 in 18
      Are you at risk of becoming a victim of crime in Sheffield, Alabama? If you reside in Sheffield, then there is a 1 in 123 chance that you will experience a violent crime. These types of crimes may include homicide, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Your risk of being a victim of property crime is 1 in 20. These types of crime include burglary, petty theft, and theft of motor vehicles. Altogether, there is a 1 in 18 risk that you will become a victim of crime in Sheffield.

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

      The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Sheffield, AL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Sheffield has increased by 2%, while the property crime rate in Sheffield has increased by 22% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Sheffield has increased by 19% with regards to total crimes year over year.

      Sheffield police department

      ItemSheffieldAlabamaNational
      Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)359,968558,732
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Littleville, AL1,0450812812
      Underwood-Petersville, AL3,7232971,6091,906
      Cherokee, AL8531001,9022,002
      St. Florian, AL4293271,7742,101
      Killen, AL1,1291032,0642,167
      Tuscumbia, AL8,5063113,3573,668
      Florence, AL39,9385164,1654,681
      Sheffield, AL9,0678195,0035,822

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Newark, NY9,0684721,9412,413
      Picnic Point, WA9,0681681,5871,755
      Berkeley, MO9,0686333,3353,968
      Smithville, MO9,0691001,5281,628
      Georgetown, SC9,0711,1115,8066,917
      Sheffield, AL9,0678195,0035,822
      Source: The Sheffield, 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.