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Total crime 88%
Violent crime 33%
Property crime 97%
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 peopleTuscaloosa/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime4,929n/a (estimate)4,8443,3372,580
Murder5n/a4.97.85.0
Rape47n/a46.240.842.6
Robbery140n/a137.683.486.2
Assault322n/a316.4387.6246.8
Violent crime514n/a (estimate)505520381
Burglary753n/a739.9590.1376.0
Theft3,347n/a3,289.01,958.91,594.6
Vehicle theft315n/a309.5268.3228.9
Property crime4,415n/a (estimate)4,3382,8172,200

Key findings

  • Tuscaloosa crime rates are 88% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tuscaloosa are 33% higher than the national average
  • In Tuscaloosa you have a 1 in 21 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tuscaloosa is safer than 12% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tuscaloosa has increased by 5%

Tuscaloosa crime map

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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 lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Tuscaloosa crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level.

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      Daily Crime In Tuscaloosa (per 100,000 people)

      The chart above shows the number of daily crimes in Tuscaloosa, AL per 100,000 people. In Tuscaloosa, the number of daily crimes is projected to be 1.45 times more than the Alabama average and 1.88 times more than the national average. The average number of daily violent crimes in Tuscaloosa is 1.03 times less than the Alabama average and 1.33 times more than the daily national average. With regards to property crimes, Tuscaloosa has a daily crime rate that is 1.54 times more than the Alabama average and 1.97 times more than the overall daily national average.

      How Safe is Tuscaloosa (higher is better)

      Are people any safer living in Tuscaloosa in comparison to other Alabama communities and all other areas throughout the United States? When we look at all cities across America, is Tuscaloosa safe? The evidence provided by these graphs show Tuscaloosa being safer than 36% of cities in Alabama and 12% of cities across the United States. 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. In conclusion, Tuscaloosa ranks below average compared to the rest of the United States.

      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tuscaloosa

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tuscaloosa is 1 in 198
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tuscaloosa is 1 in 24
      The chance of being a victim of crime in Tuscaloosa is 1 in 21
      Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Tuscaloosa? If you reside in Tuscaloosa, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 198. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 24 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. 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, is 1 in 21.

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

      An analysis of year to year crime rates in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (per 100,000 people) is a useful indicator of whether the area is becoming a safer or a more dangerous place to live. The amount of violent crime in Tuscaloosa has increased by 8%, the amount of property crime in Tuscaloosa has increased by 5%, and the total amount of crime in Tuscaloosa has increased by 5% year over 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
      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
      Moundville, AL2,5802251,2211,447
      Cottondale, AL3,5462841,5381,822
      Holt, AL3,7283641,9712,335
      Coker, AL8174612,4972,958
      Northport, AL24,5443513,0453,396
      Coaling, AL1,6373613,3113,672
      Brookwood, AL2,0293765,5355,911
      Tuscaloosa, AL96,3525054,3384,844

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationViolent crime/100k peopleProperty crime/100k peopleTotal crime/100k people
      Mission Viejo, CA96,1781179721,089
      Portsmouth, VA96,0717955,2826,077
      Lawton, OK96,7289023,5844,486
      Arden-Arcade, CA96,8985713,0393,610
      Vacaville, CA95,6072272,1342,361
      Tuscaloosa, AL96,3525054,3384,844
      Source: The Tuscaloosa, 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.