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


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

Crime rate in Bessemer, AL

The 2017 crime rate in Bessemer, AL is 1,248 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 4.6 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.9% U.S. cities. The 2017 Bessemer crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2016. The number of homicides stood at 10 - an increase of 7 compared to 2016. In the last 5 years Bessemer has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Bessemer, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bessemer:

1,247.9
Lipscomb:

344.6
Brighton:

1,031.0
Hueytown:

281.5
Midfield:

735.3
Fairfield:

1,077.6
Pleasant Grove:

103.0
Hobson:

76.1
Hoover:

95.3
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Bessemer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(10.4)
5
(17.3)
10
(35.4)
5
(17.6)
10
(35.2)
5
(17.3)
10
(36.2)
4
(14.5)
3
(11.0)
7
(26.1)
3
(11.3)
10
(37.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(83.0)
37
(128.0)
34
(120.5)
28
(98.3)
24
(84.6)
18
(62.3)
23
(83.4)
20
(72.5)
15
(55.1)
15
(55.9)
29
(109.1)
25
(94.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
234
(809.6)
200
(692.0)
195
(691.1)
193
(677.7)
209
(736.6)
83
(287.4)
126
(456.7)
164
(594.5)
161
(591.0)
117
(436.1)
127
(477.6)
117
(443.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
294
(1,017)
251
(868.5)
263
(932.1)
353
(1,240)
325
(1,145)
183
(633.6)
305
(1,106)
394
(1,428)
348
(1,278)
336
(1,252)
604
(2,271)
635
(2,409)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
903
(3,124)
875
(3,028)
903
(3,200)
1,046
(3,673)
1,170
(4,124)
273
(945.3)
981
(3,556)
873
(3,165)
725
(2,662)
567
(2,113)
573
(2,155)
495
(1,878)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,336
(8,082)
2,218
(7,675)
2,373
(8,410)
2,392
(8,399)
2,416
(8,515)
1,753
(6,070)
2,011
(7,289)
2,218
(8,041)
2,265
(8,315)
1,869
(6,967)
1,621
(6,096)
1,867
(7,083)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
292
(1,010)
307
(1,062)
258
(914.3)
278
(976.2)
227
(800.1)
163
(564.4)
282
(1,022)
238
(862.8)
209
(767.3)
205
(764.1)
209
(786.0)
219
(830.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
(58.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index1156.41122.21194.61236.11281.5651.51119.61163.21079.2966.01164.91247.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 274.0. 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 105 registered sex offenders living in Bessemer, Alabama as of July 11, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bessemer is 256 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2017
Bessemer:

1,597.1
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Bessemer:

1,506.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Bessemer:

952.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Bessemer:

1,011.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Bessemer:

1,112.9
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bessemer:

937.0
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bessemer:

557.5
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bessemer:

1,096.2
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bessemer:

1,092.0
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Bessemer:

1,002.9
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Bessemer:

942.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bessemer:

1,017.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Bessemer:

705.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Property crime rate in 2017
Bessemer:

854.3
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Bessemer:

853.6
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Bessemer:

885.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Bessemer:

1,063.1
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Bessemer:

1,164.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Bessemer:

1,229.0
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bessemer:

577.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bessemer:

1,370.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bessemer:

1,301.0
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Bessemer:

1,197.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Bessemer:

1,148.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Bessemer:

1,180.5
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Bessemer:

863.7
U.S. Average:

327.4
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 2018, including police officers: 159 (114 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.34
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 164 (122 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.63
Alabama average:

1.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 154 (118 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.40
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 133 (103 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.73
Alabama average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 137 (104 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.60
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 146 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.88
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 141 (105 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.69
Alabama average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 145 (109 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.86
Alabama average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 128 (107 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.61
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 130 (110 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
Alabama average:

2.33

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

Zip codes: 35020, 35022, 35023, 35111, 35211, 35226, 35244.