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Crime rate in Athens, Alabama (AL): murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, auto thefts, arson, law enforcement employees, police officers, crime map


City-Data.com crime index in Athens, AL compared to other U.S. cities

Crime rate in Athens, AL

The 2018 crime rate in Athens, AL is 168 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.6 times smaller than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 61.6% U.S. cities. The 2018 Athens crime rate rose by 20% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 3 - an increase of 2 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Athens has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Athens, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Athens:

167.9
Madison:

202.4
Decatur:

340.0
Trinity:

249.4
Ardmore:

212.2
Hillsboro:

215.9
Ardmore:

106.6
Rogersville:

322.2
Priceville:

97.6
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Athens by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.5)
1
(4.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
1
(3.8)
3
(11.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(17.1)
3
(12.4)
4
(16.0)
4
(18.2)
1
(4.4)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
19
(81.1)
18
(74.2)
12
(48.0)
18
(81.8)
14
(61.7)
11
(45.9)
4
(16.3)
9
(35.7)
16
(62.5)
12
(46.1)
8
(30.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
30
(128.0)
11
(45.3)
18
(72.0)
15
(68.2)
15
(66.1)
4
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
5
(19.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
141
(601.7)
132
(544.1)
129
(516.2)
144
(654.5)
166
(731.9)
116
(483.9)
82
(334.4)
77
(305.7)
90
(351.5)
86
(330.7)
110
(420.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
675
(2,881)
630
(2,597)
564
(2,257)
601
(2,732)
666
(2,936)
627
(2,616)
663
(2,704)
520
(2,064)
538
(2,101)
597
(2,296)
630
(2,407)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
33
(140.8)
40
(164.9)
24
(96.0)
26
(118.2)
18
(79.4)
12
(50.1)
6
(24.5)
8
(31.8)
8
(31.2)
12
(46.1)
28
(107.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index232.2196.4175.7226.3219.1162.9144.9121.2140.8140.2167.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 142 registered sex offenders living in Athens, Alabama as of September 20, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Athens is 173 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Athens:

42.0
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Athens:

30.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Athens:

43.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Athens:

27.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Athens:

16.3
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Athens:

35.5
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Athens:

77.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Athens:

102.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Athens:

76.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Athens:

72.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Athens:

121.6
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2004
Athens:

49.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Athens:

27.5
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Athens:

70.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Athens:

220.4
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Athens:

187.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Athens:

180.1
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Athens:

169.1
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Athens:

205.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Athens:

235.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Athens:

305.1
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Athens:

285.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Athens:

230.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Athens:

263.4
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Athens:

285.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2004
Athens:

201.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Athens:

231.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Athens:

273.4
U.S. Average:

336.9
Murders per 100,000 population
Rapes per 100,000 population
Robberies per 100,000 population
Assaults per 100,000 population
Burglaries per 100,000 population
Thefts per 100,000 population
Auto thefts per 100,000 population
Arson per 100,000 population

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 56 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.68
Alabama average:

2.19

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 59 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 59 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.85
Alabama average:

1.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 59 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.87
Alabama average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 60 (49 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.95
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 55 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 56 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.92
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 55 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 57 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Alabama average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 56 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.80
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 57 (46 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.90
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.84
Alabama average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Alabama average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 55 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 55 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 51 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 51 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.11
Alabama average:

2.33

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Athens, AL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 35611, 35613, 35614, 35671, 35756.