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


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

Crime rate in Dothan, AL

The 2018 crime rate in Dothan, AL is 454 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 94.1% U.S. cities. The 2018 Dothan crime rate rose by 7% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 9 - an increase of 3 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Dothan has seen rise of violent crime and increasing property crime.
See how dangerous Dothan, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Dothan:

453.9
Taylor:

15.0
Kinsey:

82.6
Napier Field:

776.2
Midland City:

321.7
Webb:

14.1
Headland:

123.7
Ashford:

111.0
Cottonwood:

73.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Dothan by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
7
(11.1)
8
(12.3)
3
(4.5)
1
(1.5)
1
(1.4)
2
(3.0)
5
(7.5)
4
(5.9)
1
(1.4)
5
(7.2)
6
(8.7)
9
(13.1)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
58
(91.7)
46
(70.8)
30
(45.2)
32
(47.4)
29
(41.9)
22
(33.4)
30
(45.3)
16
(23.6)
10
(14.5)
36
(52.1)
36
(52.3)
27
(39.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
189
(298.7)
190
(292.6)
189
(284.6)
168
(248.9)
118
(170.7)
106
(161.1)
100
(150.9)
78
(115.0)
64
(92.8)
80
(115.8)
68
(98.7)
80
(116.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
127
(200.7)
174
(268.0)
178
(268.0)
N/A263
(380.4)
213
(323.7)
184
(277.6)
236
(348.0)
199
(288.4)
N/A472
(685.1)
554
(808.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
881
(1,392)
790
(1,217)
859
(1,293)
813
(1,205)
1,011
(1,462)
607
(922.3)
886
(1,337)
591
(871.5)
461
(668.1)
681
(985.9)
626
(908.6)
561
(818.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
2,266
(3,581)
2,369
(3,648)
2,506
(3,773)
2,310
(3,422)
2,034
(2,942)
2,014
(3,060)
1,918
(2,894)
1,802
(2,657)
1,609
(2,332)
1,963
(2,842)
1,909
(2,771)
2,041
(2,978)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
203
(320.8)
186
(286.5)
148
(222.9)
137
(203.0)
91
(131.6)
116
(176.3)
130
(196.2)
109
(160.7)
101
(146.4)
164
(237.4)
200
(290.3)
197
(287.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index491.5476.7443.5405.8394.3346.9377.1314.9251.8350.2423.5453.9

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.

- means the value is smaller than the state average.
- means the value is about the same as the state average.
- means the value is bigger than the state average.
- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 168 registered sex offenders living in Dothan, Alabama as of April 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Dothan is 406 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Dothan:

528.2
U.S. Average:

208.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Dothan:

461.6
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2015
Dothan:

208.0
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2013
Dothan:

266.9
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Dothan:

274.6
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Dothan:

281.9
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Dothan:

320.4
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2008
Dothan:

330.5
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Dothan:

375.8
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Dothan:

363.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Dothan:

335.7
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Dothan:

270.6
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Dothan:

217.6
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Dothan:

195.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Dothan:

355.8
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Dothan:

363.8
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Dothan:

374.9
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Dothan:

272.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2013
Dothan:

331.3
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Dothan:

441.5
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Dothan:

363.9
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Dothan:

459.3
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Dothan:

442.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Dothan:

480.8
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Dothan:

468.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Dothan:

505.6
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Dothan:

496.4
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Dothan:

424.1
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Dothan:

393.1
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Dothan:

370.5
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: 233 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.41
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2017, including police officers: 237 (165 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.39
Alabama average:

1.07

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 233 (161 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Alabama average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 236 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 237 (163 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 231 (158 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.33
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 223 (155 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 224 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Alabama average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 214 (150 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.17
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 226 (154 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.28
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 224 (152 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.29
Alabama average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 210 (140 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Alabama average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 215 (143 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.48
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 213 (146 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.53
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 221 (151 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.62
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 228 (157 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Alabama average:

2.33

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

Zip codes: 36305, 36345, 36350.