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


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

Crime rate in Gulf Shores, AL

The 2018 crime rate in Gulf Shores, AL is 244 (City-Data.com crime index), which is about the average for the U.S. cities. It was higher than in 75.8% U.S. cities. The 2018 Gulf Shores crime rate fell by 30% compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Gulf Shores has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Gulf Shores, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Gulf Shores:

243.6
Orange Beach:

315.7
Foley:

273.6
Elberta:

187.5
Summerdale:

629.9
Silverhill:

335.5
Robertsdale:

386.0
Fairhope:

197.9
Loxley:

580.1
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Gulf Shores by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(15.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.4)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(31.6)
4
(54.6)
8
(84.3)
19
(173.0)
8
(73.1)
9
(81.8)
7
(71.5)
3
(29.9)
4
(39.1)
7
(64.1)
7
(62.6)
10
(88.2)
8
(67.2)
3
(25.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(79.0)
11
(150.1)
57
(600.9)
6
(54.6)
3
(27.4)
4
(36.4)
2
(20.4)
7
(69.8)
5
(48.9)
6
(54.9)
6
(53.7)
7
(61.7)
1
(8.4)
2
(16.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
33
(521.1)
32
(436.6)
20
(210.8)
7
(63.7)
11
(100.5)
10
(90.9)
33
(337.1)
36
(359.2)
42
(410.4)
27
(247.1)
25
(223.7)
22
(194.0)
30
(252.0)
19
(158.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
94
(1,484)
104
(1,419)
101
(1,065)
57
(518.9)
51
(465.9)
28
(254.6)
138
(1,410)
133
(1,327)
97
(947.9)
127
(1,162)
115
(1,029)
95
(837.7)
76
(638.4)
53
(441.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
318
(5,021)
326
(4,448)
341
(3,595)
497
(4,524)
511
(4,668)
428
(3,891)
391
(3,995)
603
(6,017)
531
(5,189)
515
(4,713)
556
(4,975)
524
(4,621)
474
(3,982)
419
(3,488)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(268.4)
19
(259.2)
8
(84.3)
8
(72.8)
8
(73.1)
13
(118.2)
18
(183.9)
25
(249.5)
21
(205.2)
23
(210.5)
17
(152.1)
30
(264.6)
28
(235.2)
25
(208.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/A4
(40.9)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index511.0474.0536.1408.8312.0295.7404.0470.3418.4422.2394.2392.5346.2243.6

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 14 registered sex offenders living in Gulf Shores, Alabama as of December 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Gulf Shores is 807 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


When are crimes committed in Gulf Shores, AL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Gulf Shores:

112.4
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Gulf Shores:

214.2
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Gulf Shores:

216.0
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Gulf Shores:

201.3
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Gulf Shores:

233.4
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Gulf Shores:

268.7
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Gulf Shores:

244.5
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Gulf Shores:

250.3
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Gulf Shores:

163.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Gulf Shores:

137.0
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Gulf Shores:

250.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Gulf Shores:

511.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Gulf Shores:

347.9
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Gulf Shores:

363.2
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Gulf Shores:

155.4
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Gulf Shores:

205.3
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Gulf Shores:

340.6
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Gulf Shores:

293.8
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Gulf Shores:

362.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Gulf Shores:

438.3
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Gulf Shores:

477.4
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Gulf Shores:

499.7
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Gulf Shores:

479.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Gulf Shores:

603.7
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Gulf Shores:

509.3
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Gulf Shores:

263.2
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Gulf Shores:

337.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Gulf Shores:

340.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Gulf Shores:

405.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Gulf Shores:

545.1
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Gulf Shores:

588.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Gulf Shores:

337.2
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Gulf Shores:

262.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Gulf Shores:

312.2
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: 64 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.91
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 65 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.14
Alabama average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 63 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.03
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 59 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.94
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 60 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.20
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 53 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.09
Alabama average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 48 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 51 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.56
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 54 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.64
Alabama average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 52 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.22
Alabama average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 49 (36 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

7.14
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 42 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

6.15
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 40 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.95
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 38 (28 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.55
Alabama average:

2.33

Full-time Law Enforcement Employees in Gulf Shores, AL
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Officers
Full-time Law Enforcement Employees - Civilians

Zip codes: 36561.