Total crime NAT. AVG.
Violent crime NAT. AVG.
Property crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleTuskegee/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime212n/a (estimate)2,4652,1482,324
Violent crime82n/a (estimate)953409370
Vehicle theft10n/a116.3202.3282.7
Property crime130n/a (estimate)1,5121,7391,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Tuskegee, AL

Crime is typically categorized into two main types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, while property crimes include burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. Based on the most recent report, the Tuskegee crime rate is higher than the national average by 6.1%. Specifically, there were 82 violent crimes in Tuskegee, equivalent to 953 per 100,000 individuals, higher than the national average by 157.8%. Furthermore, Tuskegee recorded 130 property crimes, amounting to 1512 per 100,000 residents, which was lower than the average by 22.7%.

When assessing the overall crime rate in Tuskegee per 100,000 people, it stands in the median range among all cities with reported crime data. Our analysis of total incidents, encompassing both violent and property crimes, underscores the close alignment of reported Tuskegee crime rates with the national average as reported by other areas.

With a violent crime rate of 953 crimes per 100,000 residents, Tuskegee is known as one of the most dangerous cities in the United States. In fact, Tuskegee ranks in the bottom 10% of all cities that reported violent crime last year. This translates into a 1 in 105 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. Keep in mind that some areas will be safer than others and this doesn't necessarily mean that the entire city suffers from a high violent crime rate.

While murder rates in the United States have shown a consistent decline since 1990, recent years have witnessed an increase. Unfortunately, Tuskegee ranks among the cities with the highest murder rates in the nation, when compared to all reporting cities in the U.S. In Tuskegee, there were a total of 8 murders, translating to 93 murders per 100,000 residents. This alarming statistic underscores the need for heightened attention to community safety and crime prevention efforts in the area.

Is Tuskegee a Safe Place to Live?

Is Tuskegee a safe place to live? While the answer may not be straightforward due to variations in safety levels across the city, gaining an understanding of the overall crime rate can prove to be advantageous. In general, Tuskegee has a crime rate that is higher than the national average by 6%. Breaking this down on a daily basis, it translates to 0.58 daily incidents, encompassing 0.22 violent crimes and 0.36 property crimes. Evaluating these statistics can aid in forming a more informed perspective on the safety of Tuskegee as a potential place to call home.

Potential Causes for Crime in Tuskegee

In Tuskegee, the poverty rate currently stands at 28.4%, which contrasts with the national average of 15.1%. It's essential to recognize that the economic status of a city's inhabitants could be a pivotal factor influencing crime stats. Communities grappling with high poverty rates and income inequality are often susceptible to elevated crime levels, as some individuals may turn to unlawful activities to fulfill their essential needs. While lower poverty rates could lead to a reduction in Tuskegee crime rates.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Tuskegee crime rates. The population density in Tuskegee is 494.9 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

Law enforcement and community policing efforts can play a pivotal role in shaping crime rates. Establishing a robust and cooperative partnership between the police and the community can act as a deterrent to criminal behavior and enhance overall safety. In Tuskegee, the ratio of police officers and civilians per 1,000 residents differs from the national average, with 0 officers and civilians per 1,000 residents compared to 3.25 nationally. Effective law enforcement often hinges on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and collaboration between law enforcement and the community. It's not solely about the quantity of officers but also the quality of their engagement with the community.

Tuskegee crime map

The Tuskegee crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Tuskegee as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Tuskegee crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Tuskegee crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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Crime Quick Facts

  • Tuskegee crime rates are 6% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in Tuskegee are 158% higher than the national average
  • In Tuskegee you have a 1 in 41 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • Tuskegee is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in Tuskegee has decreased by 22%

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        Daily Crime In Tuskegee (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Tuskegee on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Alabama and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Tuskegee (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Alabama, are 1.15 times more than the state average and 1.06 times more than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Tuskegee on a daily basis are 2.33 times more than than Alabama average and 2.58 times more than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Tuskegee are 1.15 times less than the daily state average and 1.29 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Tuskegee (higher is better)

        Is Tuskegee safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Alabama as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Tuskegee to other cities in the state and across the country, Tuskegee is 9% safer than other cities of Alabama and 7% safer than other cities in the nation. Tuskegee has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Tuskegee

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Tuskegee is 1 in 105
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Tuskegee is 1 in 67
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Tuskegee is 1 in 41
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Tuskegee? If you reside in Tuskegee, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 105. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 67 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 Tuskegee, is 1 in 41.

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

        The year over year change in crime per 100,000 people helps to understand whether crime in Tuskegee, AL is on the rise or declining. The violent crime rate in Tuskegee has increased by 72%, while the property crime rate in Tuskegee has decreased by 42% year over year. Summing up the numbers, Tuskegee has decreased by 22% with regards to total crimes year over year.

        Tuskegee police department

        Item Tuskegee Alabama National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)389,968558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residentsn/a4.13.3

        Sex offenders in Alabama

        State Total offenders Alabama /100K National /100K
        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.

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        Source: The Tuskegee, AL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. 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.