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Total crime 58%
Violent crime 67%
Property crime 57%
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, so estimates are used based on demographic data including, but not limited to: home prices, income per capita and population density.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleWest Jefferson/100k peopleAlabama/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime0n/a (estimate)3,938 (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)632 (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)3,306 (estimate)2,6742,110

Key findings

  • West Jefferson crime rates are 58% higher than the national average
  • Violent crimes in West Jefferson are 67% higher than the national average
  • In West Jefferson you have a 1 in 26 chance of becoming a victim of crime
  • West Jefferson is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States
  • Year over year crime in West Jefferson has decreased by 5%

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      Daily Crime In West Jefferson (per 100,000 people)

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      Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in West Jefferson

      The chance of being a victim of violent crime in West Jefferson is 1 in 159
      The chance of being a victim of property crime in West Jefferson is 1 in 31
      The chance of being a victim of crime in West Jefferson is 1 in 26

      Year Over Year Crime In West Jefferson (per 100,000 people)

      West Jefferson police department

      ItemWest JeffersonAlabamaNational
      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.

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      Sylvan Springs, AL1,753160838998
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      West Jefferson, AL4626323,3063,938

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      West Jefferson, AL4626323,3063,938
      Source: The West Jefferson, 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.