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

 

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Crime rate legend:
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 Low (50 - 199)
 Average (200 - 449)
 High (450 - 1000)
 Very high (> 1000)

Crime rates in Birmingham by Year

Type

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

Murders
(per 100,000)
79
(31.1)
73
(29.9)
65
(26.5)
85
(35.4)
59
(24.8)
104
(44.3)
104
(44.5)
86
(37.8)
82
(35.9)
65
(28.6)
54
(25.3)
67
(31.4)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
228
(89.8)
206
(84.5)
239
(97.6)
204
(84.9)
240
(100.8)
241
(102.7)
220
(94.2)
229
(100.6)
212
(92.9)
198
(87.1)
182
(85.3)
152
(71.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
977
(384.8)
1,084
(444.7)
1,186
(484.1)
1,352
(562.9)
1,369
(574.8)
1,429
(609.2)
1,429
(611.8)
1,609
(706.7)
1,499
(656.6)
1,150
(505.8)
1,011
(474.1)
983
(460.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1,663
(655.1)
1,664
(682.6)
1,697
(692.7)
1,706
(710.3)
1,593
(668.9)
1,675
(714.1)
1,422
(608.8)
1,396
(613.1)
1,456
(637.7)
1,399
(615.3)
1,916
(898.4)
2,035
(954.2)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,078
(1,606.3)
4,079
(1,673.4)
4,389
(1,791.6)
4,831
(2,011.4)
5,156
(2,164.9)
4,933
(2,103.0)
4,813
(2,060.6)
4,864
(2,136.3)
5,153
(2,257.0)
5,019
(2,207.4)
5,806
(2,722.5)
4,704
(2,205.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11,975
(4,717.0)
11,928
(4,893.3)
11,640
(4,751.6)
11,934
(4,968.9)
11,970
(5,025.9)
11,962
(5,099.5)
12,113
(5,185.9)
12,528
(5,502.3)
12,761
(5,589.2)
11,546
(5,078.0)
10,522
(4,933.9)
9,042
(4,239.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,749
(688.9)
2,051
(841.4)
2,049
(836.4)
2,809
(1,169.6)
2,351
(987.1)
2,028
(864.6)
2,081
(890.9)
2,246
(986.4)
2,140
(937.3)
1,594
(701.1)
1,513
(709.5)
1,042
(488.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
248
(97.7)
251
(103.0)
211
(86.1)
175
(72.9)
142
(59.6)
136
(58.0)
228
(97.6)
221
(97.1)
134
(58.7)
135
(59.4)
123
(57.7)
117
(54.9)
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 304.0)698.3737.0755.6836.6822.6868.9846.0890.1878.7772.7839.2769.6
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 were 580 registered sex offenders living in Birmingham, Alabama as of December 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Birmingham to the number of sex offenders is 366 to 1.


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

769.6
Homewood:

256.1
Mountain Brook:

80.1
Tarrant:

398.3
Fultondale:

222.8
Vestavia Hills:

86.1
Fairfield:

1,028.2
Irondale:

321.1
Midfield:

624.3
Violent crime rate in 2012
Birmingham:

797.7
U.S. Average:

214.0

Violent crime rate in 2011
Birmingham:

779.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2009
Birmingham:

667.9
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Birmingham:

769.4
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Birmingham:

792.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Birmingham:

752.0
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Birmingham:

808.5
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Birmingham:

731.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Birmingham:

750.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Birmingham:

700.4
U.S. Average:

272.2

Violent crime rate in 2001
Birmingham:

671.1
U.S. Average:

276.6

Violent crime rate in 2000
Birmingham:

636.9
U.S. Average:

277.6

Property crime rate in 2012
Birmingham:

688.4
U.S. Average:

266.5

Property crime rate in 2011
Birmingham:

850.7
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2009
Birmingham:

758.7
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Birmingham:

825.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Birmingham:

805.9
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Birmingham:

763.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Birmingham:

763.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Birmingham:

788.8
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Birmingham:

783.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Birmingham:

683.7
U.S. Average:

336.9

Property crime rate in 2001
Birmingham:

668.7
U.S. Average:

337.2

Property crime rate in 2000
Birmingham:

625.9
U.S. Average:

331.5



Latest news about crime in Birmingham, AL collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

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

City-data.com crime rate per 100,000 population


Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1,120 (865 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.06
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 1,163 (877 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.11
Alabama average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1,163 (858 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
Alabama average:

2.36

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1,127 (854 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.76
Alabama average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 1,085 (789 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.46
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 1,072 (773 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.40
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1,071 (791 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 1,095 (813 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.51
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 1,132 (838 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.59
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 1,115 (810 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.43
Alabama average:

2.33


Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Birmingham

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

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