Reported Annual Crime In Tuscaloosa

StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTuscaloosa/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,648n/a (estimate)4,5963,4822,745
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTuscaloosa/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Murder9n/a8.98.35.3
Rape54n/a53.441.641.7
Robbery168n/a166.186.598.0
Assault243n/a240.3387.8248.9
Violent crime474n/a (estimate)469524383
Burglary814n/a805.0645.7430.4
Theft3,161n/a3,125.92,048.11,694.4
Vehicle theft199n/a196.8263.4237.4
Property crime4,174n/a (estimate)4,1282,9572,362

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The table above offers a complete overview of all reported annual crimes in Tuscaloosa, AL. The total number of reported crimes in Tuscaloosa, AL is shown and for comparison purposes, each crime is also displayed based on the number of crimes per 100,000 people. The crimes are also broken down into two categories; violent crimes and property crimes. The table shows that the overall Tuscaloosa, AL crime rate is 32% higher than the Alabama average and is 67% higher than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Tuscaloosa, AL has a violent crime rate that is 11% lower than the Alabama average and 22% higher than the national average. For property crime, Tuscaloosa, AL is 40% higher than the Alabama average and 75% higher than the national average.
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The Tuscaloosa crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Tuscaloosa as reported by the local law enforcement agency. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with low crime compared to the areas with high crime. The Tuscaloosa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

Did you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Tuscaloosa is 67% higher than the national average.
  • For every 100,000 people, there are 12.59 daily crimes that occur in Tuscaloosa.
  • Tuscaloosa is safer than 16% of the cities in the United States.
  • In Tuscaloosa you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Tuscaloosa has decreased by 6%.

Compare Tuscaloosa, AL Crime To Other Cities

Daily Crime In Tuscaloosa (per 100,000 people)

The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Tuscaloosa, AL per 100,000 individuals. The total number of daily crimes is also reported for Alabama and on a national scale. In Tuscaloosa, AL the entire number of daily crimes is accurately recorded at 1.32 times more than the Alabama average and 1.67 times more than the national average. The typical number of daily violent crimes in Tuscaloosa, AL is 1.12 times less than the Alabama average and 1.22 times more than the calculated daily national average. With regards to recent property crimes, Tuscaloosa, AL has a constant daily crime rate that is 1.40 times more than the Alabama average and 1.75 times more than the overall daily national average.

How Safe is Tuscaloosa (higher is better)

Are people any safer living in the Tuscaloosa, AL area in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other cities throughout the United States? The evidence provided by these graphs show Tuscaloosa, AL being safer than 45% of cities in Alabama and 16% of cities across the United States as a whole. This is evident by tracking Alabama cities as well as all US cities over a one year period to contrast crime statistics as they relate to Tuscaloosa, AL. In conclusion, Tuscaloosa, AL now ranks below average in comparison to all United States cities.

Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tuscaloosa

The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tuscaloosa is 1 in 214
The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tuscaloosa is 1 in 25
The chance of being a victim of crime in Tuscaloosa is 1 in 22
Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Tuscaloosa, AL? The graphics above display the likelihood of becoming victimized by an illegal act such as a crime including violence or property damage. If you reside in Tuscaloosa, AL, the likelihood that you will suffer a violent crime is 1 in 214. These sorts of violent crimes include murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. Illegal actions against property are represented by a likelihood of 1 in 25 that you become a victim. These sorts of crimes against personal property include burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Tuscaloosa, AL is 1 in 22.

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

An analysis of year to year crime rates in Tuscaloosa, AL is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer area to live or a more dangerous area. In the above graph, you can see that the year to year crime rates are shown for the total crime, property crime, and violent crime per 100,000 people. The amount of violent crime in Tuscaloosa, AL has decreased by 18%, the amount of property crime in Tuscaloosa, AL has decreased by 4%, and the total amount of crime in Tuscaloosa, AL has decreased by 6% year to year.

Tuscaloosa police department

ItemTuscaloosaAlabamaNational
Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)3669,968558,732
Police officers & civilians /1000 residents4.04.13.3
There are a total of 366 Tuscaloosa police officers. This results in 4.0 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 2% less than the Alabama average and 22.4% greater than the National average.

Sex offenders in Alabama

StateTotal offendersAlabama /100KNational /100K
Alabama11,372245222
There are a total of 11,372 sex offenders in Alabama. This yields a total of 245 sex offenders in Alabama per 100,000 residents which is 10% greater than the national average.

Nearby Cities With Low Crime Rates

City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
Moundville, AL2,580821,5181,600
Cottondale, AL3,5462861,6151,901
Holt, AL3,7283672,0692,436
Northport, AL24,5441852,5852,771
Coker, AL8174652,6223,086
Coaling, AL1,6376713,3544,024
Brookwood, AL2,0295474,8715,419
Tuscaloosa, AL96,3524694,1284,596

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Portsmouth, VA96,0717125,7286,440
Lawton, OK96,7288833,8434,726
Arden-Arcade, CA96,8985733,1893,762
Vacaville, CA95,6071992,1232,322
Tuscaloosa, AL96,3524694,1284,596
Source: The Tuscaloosa, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2017. 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.
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