Annual Crime In Shelby (2018)

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.
In the event that crime data for this area is not available from the FBI, estimates are used. The estimates are 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)1,504 (estimate)3,3372,580
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleShelby/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murdern/an/an/a7.85.0
Rapen/an/an/a40.842.6
Robberyn/an/an/a83.486.2
Assaultn/an/an/a387.6246.8
Violent crimen/an/a (estimate)234 (estimate)520381
Burglaryn/an/an/a590.1376.0
Theftn/an/an/a1,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theftn/an/an/a268.3228.9
Property crimen/an/a (estimate)1,270 (estimate)2,8172,200

Key findings

  • Shelby crime rates are 42% lower than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Shelby are 38% lower than the national average
  • In Shelby you have a 1 in 67 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Shelby is safer than 53% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Shelby has decreased by 4%

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      Daily Crime In Shelby (per 100,000 people)

      How Safe is Shelby (higher is better)

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Shelby

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Shelby is 1 in 427
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Shelby is 1 in 79
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Shelby is 1 in 67

      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, AL2,1192111,1461,357
      Fayetteville, AL1,4372211,1981,420
      Jemison, AL2,6222511,3611,613
      Pelham, AL22,5961511,6991,850
      Alabaster, AL32,2692751,7282,003
      Harpersville, AL1,7604071,8592,266
      Shelby, AL1,3742341,2701,504

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Foscoe, NC1,374106701808
      Dickson, OK1,3740639639
      Spring Valley, AZ1,3742301,2941,523
      Ramsey, IL1,3742221,0611,283
      Fruitport, MI1,374174642816
      Shelby, AL1,3742341,2701,504
      Source: The Shelby, 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.