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


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

Crime rate in Decatur, AL

The 2018 crime rate in Decatur, AL was 340 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.2 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 87.1% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Decatur crime rate is about the same compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 1 - a decrease of 8 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Decatur has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Decatur, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Decatur:

340.0
Trinity:

249.4
Priceville:

97.6
Hartselle:

216.3
Hillsboro:

215.9
Somerville:

65.0
Triana:

549.6
Athens:

167.9
Falkville:

331.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Decatur by year

Type

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(1.8)
1
(1.8)
2
(3.6)
0
(0.0)
3
(5.4)
0
(0.0)
4
(7.0)
3
(5.4)
2
(3.6)
5
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(9.0)
5
(9.0)
9
(16.4)
1
(1.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
20
(36.6)
12
(21.9)
25
(45.1)
28
(50.0)
29
(51.8)
28
(49.7)
17
(29.7)
19
(34.0)
9
(16.0)
12
(21.4)
7
(12.5)
17
(30.6)
9
(16.3)
20
(36.4)
31
(57.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
137
(250.9)
62
(113.0)
80
(144.4)
105
(187.4)
123
(219.9)
78
(138.6)
74
(129.5)
56
(100.1)
80
(142.5)
26
(46.4)
25
(44.8)
48
(86.5)
43
(77.7)
53
(96.4)
58
(107.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
109
(199.7)
125
(227.8)
142
(256.3)
118
(210.6)
136
(243.1)
117
(207.9)
117
(204.7)
119
(212.7)
149
(265.5)
106
(189.0)
80
(143.3)
92
(165.8)
97
(175.2)
117
(212.9)
138
(254.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
710
(1,301)
742
(1,353)
716
(1,292)
830
(1,482)
976
(1,745)
743
(1,320)
682
(1,193)
815
(1,457)
821
(1,463)
569
(1,014)
434
(777.3)
469
(845.3)
526
(949.9)
431
(784.2)
445
(820.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
3,026
(5,543)
3,035
(5,532)
2,630
(4,747)
2,584
(4,613)
2,889
(5,164)
2,398
(4,260)
1,920
(3,359)
1,131
(2,021)
1,964
(3,499)
1,831
(3,264)
1,883
(3,372)
1,754
(3,161)
1,918
(3,464)
1,680
(3,057)
1,692
(3,121)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
185
(338.9)
217
(395.5)
283
(510.8)
210
(374.9)
131
(234.2)
93
(165.2)
149
(260.7)
163
(291.3)
128
(228.1)
153
(272.8)
134
(240.0)
143
(257.7)
156
(281.7)
173
(314.8)
171
(315.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A13
(23.2)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)493.3448.2459.1456.6514.2399.0356.3316.6376.4310.0260.6307.9317.0335.7340.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes 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 79 registered sex offenders living in Decatur, Alabama as of October 23, 2019.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Decatur is 705 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Decatur:

241.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Decatur:

223.8
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Decatur:

160.7
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Decatur:

174.8
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Decatur:

106.6
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Decatur:

156.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Decatur:

227.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Decatur:

201.1
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Decatur:

210.8
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Decatur:

223.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Decatur:

294.1
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Decatur:

249.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Decatur:

252.7
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Decatur:

195.9
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Decatur:

268.5
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Decatur:

227.9
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Decatur:

228.5
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Decatur:

367.6
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Decatur:

356.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Decatur:

405.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Decatur:

365.8
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Decatur:

360.1
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Decatur:

407.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Decatur:

501.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Decatur:

436.1
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Decatur:

445.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Decatur:

501.8
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Decatur:

642.3
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Decatur:

583.2
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Decatur:

572.4
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Decatur:

606.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Decatur:

594.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Decatur:

621.0
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Decatur:

570.4
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 2018, including police officers: 148 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 153 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Alabama average:

1.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 148 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Alabama average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 149 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 154 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 158 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 156 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 147 (126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.25
Alabama average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 153 (132 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 155 (130 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 147 (127 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.27
Alabama average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 153 (134 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Alabama average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 156 (133 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 148 (126 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 146 (124 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.30
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 144 (125 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.32
Alabama average:

2.33

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

Zip codes: 35601, 35603, 35640, 35673.