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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


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

Crime rate in Birmingham, AL

The 2018 crime rate in Birmingham, AL is 876 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 3.2 times higher than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 99.3% U.S. cities. The 2018 Birmingham crime rate rose by 4% compared to 2015. The number of homicides stood at 88 - an increase of 9 compared to 2015. In the last 5 years Birmingham has seen increasing violent crime and decline of property crime.
See how dangerous Birmingham, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Birmingham:

875.8
Homewood:

265.6
Mountain Brook:

77.9
Tarrant:

707.0
Fultondale:

307.8
Vestavia Hills:

80.7
Hobson:

76.1
Fairfield:

1,077.6
Irondale:

304.5
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Birmingham by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
104
(44.3)
104
(44.5)
86
(37.8)
82
(35.9)
65
(28.6)
54
(25.3)
67
(31.4)
63
(29.7)
52
(24.5)
79
(37.2)
88
(41.8)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
241
(102.7)
220
(94.2)
229
(100.6)
212
(92.9)
198
(87.1)
182
(85.3)
152
(71.3)
178
(84.0)
182
(85.8)
159
(74.9)
180
(85.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
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)
969
(457.1)
1,051
(495.5)
1,114
(524.8)
941
(446.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
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)
1,642
(774.5)
2,084
(982.5)
2,355
(1,109)
2,816
(1,337)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4,933
(2,103)
4,813
(2,061)
4,864
(2,136)
5,153
(2,257)
5,019
(2,207)
5,806
(2,723)
4,704
(2,206)
4,018
(1,895)
3,750
(1,768)
3,146
(1,482)
2,555
(1,213)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
11,962
(5,100)
12,113
(5,186)
12,528
(5,502)
12,761
(5,589)
11,546
(5,078)
10,522
(4,934)
9,042
(4,240)
8,661
(4,085)
8,743
(4,122)
8,838
(4,163)
8,988
(4,269)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
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)
1,478
(697.2)
1,436
(677.0)
1,515
(713.6)
1,752
(832.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
136
(58.0)
228
(97.6)
221
(97.1)
134
(58.7)
135
(59.4)
123
(57.7)
117
(54.9)
N/A145
(68.4)
145
(68.3)
145
(68.9)
City-Data.com crime index916.8892.6939.2927.2815.4885.5812.0770.5805.6841.0875.8

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.

- means the value is much bigger than the state average.



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 625 registered sex offenders living in Birmingham, Alabama as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Birmingham is 340 to 1.


When are crimes committed in Birmingham, AL?

Violent crime rate in 2018
Birmingham:

1,061.2
U.S. Average:

207.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Birmingham:

966.4
U.S. Average:

208.5

Violent crime rate in 2014
Birmingham:

873.8
U.S. Average:

200.7

Violent crime rate in 2013
Birmingham:

759.2
U.S. Average:

204.3

Violent crime rate in 2012
Birmingham:

841.7
U.S. Average:

214.5

Violent crime rate in 2011
Birmingham:

822.2
U.S. Average:

214.1

Violent crime rate in 2009
Birmingham:

704.8
U.S. Average:

238.0

Violent crime rate in 2008
Birmingham:

811.8
U.S. Average:

252.4

Violent crime rate in 2007
Birmingham:

836.0
U.S. Average:

259.7

Violent crime rate in 2006
Birmingham:

793.5
U.S. Average:

264.1

Violent crime rate in 2005
Birmingham:

853.0
U.S. Average:

258.9

Violent crime rate in 2004
Birmingham:

609.2
U.S. Average:

256.0

Violent crime rate in 2003
Birmingham:

625.1
U.S. Average:

262.6

Violent crime rate in 2002
Birmingham:

583.1
U.S. Average:

272.2

Property crime rate in 2018
Birmingham:

580.9
U.S. Average:

189.3

Property crime rate in 2015
Birmingham:

611.6
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Birmingham:

661.2
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Birmingham:

687.9
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Birmingham:

726.4
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Birmingham:

897.6
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2009
Birmingham:

800.5
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Birmingham:

871.5
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Birmingham:

850.3
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Birmingham:

805.0
U.S. Average:

317.3

Property crime rate in 2005
Birmingham:

805.3
U.S. Average:

322.3

Property crime rate in 2004
Birmingham:

656.7
U.S. Average:

327.4

Property crime rate in 2003
Birmingham:

651.8
U.S. Average:

334.1

Property crime rate in 2002
Birmingham:

569.1
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: 977 (762 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Alabama average:

2.17

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 1,102 (838 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.95
Alabama average:

2.37

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 1,132 (866 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.08
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1,126 (836 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.94
Alabama average:

2.37

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

4.06
Alabama average:

2.32

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

4.11
Alabama average:

2.38

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

3.71
Alabama average:

2.35

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

3.76
Alabama average:

2.43

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

3.46
Alabama average:

2.39

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

3.40
Alabama average:

2.34

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

3.26
Alabama average:

2.32

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

3.35
Alabama average:

2.20

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

3.45
Alabama average:

2.28

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

3.34
Alabama average:

2.33

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

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