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


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

Crime rate in Mobile, AL

The 2018 crime rate in Mobile, AL was 453 (City-Data.com crime index), which was 1.7 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 93.8% of U.S. cities. The 2018 Mobile crime rate fell by 13% compared to 2017. The number of homicides stood at 26 - a decrease of 24 compared to 2017. In the last 5 years Mobile has seen an increase in violent crime and in property crime.
See how dangerous Mobile, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Mobile:

453.1
Prichard:

575.5
Chickasaw:

463.0
Saraland:

275.2
Spanish Fort:

235.8
Satsuma:

118.5
Daphne:

120.4
Creola:

286.6
Fairhope:

197.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Mobile by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
35
(14.0)
34
(13.6)
38
(15.0)
42
(16.7)
24
(9.7)
25
(9.8)
30
(11.9)
32
(12.7)
29
(11.6)
31
(12.4)
24
(9.6)
44
(17.6)
50
(20.1)
26
(10.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
74
(29.6)
83
(33.2)
23
(9.1)
27
(10.8)
37
(15.0)
59
(23.1)
48
(19.1)
45
(17.9)
88
(35.1)
136
(54.3)
116
(46.3)
89
(35.6)
142
(57.2)
168
(68.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
597
(239.0)
685
(273.8)
750
(295.5)
875
(348.5)
857
(348.1)
653
(255.9)
637
(252.9)
460
(182.9)
459
(183.2)
428
(170.8)
402
(160.6)
438
(175.3)
440
(177.1)
378
(154.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
459
(183.7)
365
(145.9)
333
(131.2)
260
(103.6)
1,076
(437.1)
965
(378.2)
904
(358.9)
777
(308.9)
965
(385.1)
893
(356.3)
987
(394.3)
1,138
(455.3)
1,207
(485.8)
1,041
(424.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3,832
(1,534)
3,662
(1,464)
3,650
(1,438)
3,305
(1,317)
3,716
(1,510)
3,873
(1,518)
4,058
(1,611)
2,796
(1,112)
3,207
(1,280)
2,847
(1,136)
2,208
(882.0)
2,628
(1,052)
3,023
(1,217)
2,568
(1,046)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
9,396
(3,761)
10,857
(4,340)
9,361
(3,688)
9,470
(3,772)
9,457
(3,842)
9,279
(3,636)
8,891
(3,530)
8,755
(3,481)
9,123
(3,641)
8,225
(3,281)
7,977
(3,186)
8,261
(3,305)
9,267
(3,730)
8,442
(3,439)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1,121
(448.8)
1,330
(531.7)
1,125
(443.2)
1,071
(426.6)
950
(385.9)
1,027
(402.5)
701
(278.3)
552
(219.5)
681
(271.8)
531
(211.8)
609
(243.3)
880
(352.1)
1,259
(506.8)
1,084
(441.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
92
(36.8)
112
(44.8)
134
(52.8)
116
(46.2)
91
(37.0)
77
(30.2)
70
(27.8)
66
(26.2)
N/AN/AN/AN/A57
(22.9)
55
(22.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)453.9483.7435.7444.5513.6474.4463.0391.0440.2418.3391.9441.3511.2453.1

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 472 registered sex offenders living in Mobile, Alabama as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Mobile is 411 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Violent crime rate in 2018
Mobile:

378.7
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2017
Mobile:

428.9
U.S. Average:

215.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Mobile:

386.1
U.S. Average:

216.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Mobile:

342.9
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Mobile:

342.5
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Mobile:

342.4
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Mobile:

289.2
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Mobile:

348.8
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Mobile:

359.7
U.S. Average:

223.2

Violent crime rate in 2009
Mobile:

427.1
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Mobile:

270.3
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Mobile:

252.3
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Mobile:

270.2
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Mobile:

269.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Mobile:

225.8
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Mobile:

243.0
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Mobile:

257.0
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Mobile:

447.4
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2017
Mobile:

505.9
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Mobile:

428.4
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Mobile:

372.2
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Mobile:

423.0
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Mobile:

478.8
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Mobile:

429.3
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Mobile:

540.5
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Mobile:

545.7
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Mobile:

551.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Mobile:

515.9
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Mobile:

538.4
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Mobile:

589.5
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Mobile:

562.2
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Mobile:

501.5
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Mobile:

502.7
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Mobile:

484.8
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: 715 (494 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 736 (496 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Alabama average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 694 (510 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 782 (521 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.08
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 700 (543 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 723 (561 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Alabama average:

2.38

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 766 (523 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 716 (543 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.21
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 686 (512 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.04
Alabama average:

2.39

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 685 (526 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Alabama average:

2.34

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 662 (514 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Alabama average:

2.32

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 671 (519 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.61
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 782 (536 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.69
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 706 (525 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Alabama average:

2.33

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

Zip codes: 36575, 36602, 36603, 36604, 36605, 36606, 36607, 36608, 36609, 36613, 36615, 36617, 36618, 36619, 36688, 36693, 36695.