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Total crime 42%
Violent crime 39%
Property crime 43%
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.
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 peopleShelby/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)1,435 (estimate)3,1852,489
Murdern/an/an/a7.35.0
Rapen/an/an/a42.242.6
Robberyn/an/an/a80.481.6
Assaultn/an/an/a381.0250.2
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)230 (estimate)511379
Burglaryn/an/an/a531.9340.5
Theftn/an/an/a1,886.11,549.5
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a256.5219.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,205 (estimate)2,6742,110

Key findings

  • Shelby crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shelby are 39% lower than the national average
  • In Shelby you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shelby is safer than 52% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shelby has decreased by 5%

Shelby crime map

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      Daily Crime In Shelby (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shelby

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shelby is 1 in 435
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelby is 1 in 83
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelby is 1 in 70

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

      Shelby police department

      ItemShelbyAlabamaNational
      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.

      Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Thorsby, AL2,0072917761,067
      Wilsonville, AL2,1192081,0881,295
      Fayetteville, AL1,4372171,1381,355
      Jemison, AL2,6222471,2921,539
      Pelham, AL22,5961511,6991,850
      Alabaster, AL32,2692751,7282,003
      Harpersville, AL1,7604071,8592,266
      Shelby, AL1,3742301,2051,435

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Charlestown, NH1,374160360520
      Ramsey, IL1,3742231,0131,237
      Fruitport, MI1,374170615785
      Spring Valley, AZ1,3742201,1791,399
      Foscoe, NC1,374105663768
      Shelby, AL1,3742301,2051,435
      Source: The Shelby, 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.