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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


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Crime rates in Bessemer by year

Type

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2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(6.8)
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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
24
(81.9)
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)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
197
(672.4)
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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
265
(904.5)
294
(1,017.2)
251
(868.5)
263
(932.1)
353
(1,239.5)
325
(1,145.5)
183
(633.6)
305
(1,105.6)
394
(1,428.3)
348
(1,277.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
848
(2,894.4)
903
(3,124.4)
875
(3,027.7)
903
(3,200.2)
1,046
(3,672.9)
1,170
(4,123.8)
273
(945.3)
981
(3,555.9)
873
(3,164.8)
725
(2,661.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,107
(7,191.6)
2,336
(8,082.5)
2,218
(7,674.7)
2,373
(8,409.8)
2,392
(8,399.2)
2,416
(8,515.4)
1,753
(6,069.7)
2,011
(7,289.4)
2,218
(8,040.6)
2,265
(8,315.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
280
(955.7)
292
(1,010.3)
307
(1,062.3)
258
(914.3)
278
(976.2)
227
(800.1)
163
(564.4)
282
(1,022.2)
238
(862.8)
209
(767.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
(58.0)
N/AN/A
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 285.1)1016.61142.91109.21180.61221.71266.6643.91106.51149.71066.6

City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes and violent crime more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.




According to our research of Alabama and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Bessemer, Alabama as of June 25, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Bessemer to the number of sex offenders is 27,289 to 1.


See how dangerous Bessemer, AL is compared to nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Bessemer:

1,066.6
Lipscomb:

240.1
Brighton:

666.2
Hueytown:

284.6
Midfield:

528.2
Fairfield:

990.8
Pleasant Grove:

131.4
Hoover:

161.4
Helena:

89.7
Violent crime rate in 2013
Bessemer:

999.6
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Bessemer:

1,100.0
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Bessemer:

926.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Bessemer:

551.0
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Bessemer:

1,083.4
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Bessemer:

1,079.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Bessemer:

991.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Bessemer:

931.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Bessemer:

1,005.4
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Bessemer:

873.7
U.S. Average:

256.0

Property crime rate in 2013
Bessemer:

1,050.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Bessemer:

1,150.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Bessemer:

1,214.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Bessemer:

570.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Bessemer:

1,354.6
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Bessemer:

1,285.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Bessemer:

1,183.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Bessemer:

1,135.2
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Bessemer:

1,166.8
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Bessemer:

1,069.2
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

City-data.com crime index

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

3.73
Alabama average:

2.41

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

3.60
Alabama average:

2.36

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

3.88
Alabama average:

2.45

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

3.69
Alabama average:

2.43

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

3.86
Alabama average:

2.35

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

3.65
Alabama average:

2.28

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

3.68
Alabama average:

2.33


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Bessemer

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees (per 1,000 residents)

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