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


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

Crime rate in Selma, AL

The 2022 crime rate in Selma, AL is 343 (City-Data.com crime index), which is 1.4 times greater than the U.S. average. It was higher than in 91.1% U.S. cities. The 2022 Selma crime rate rose by 27% compared to 2021. The number of homicides stood at 7 - an increase of 1 compared to 2021. In the last 5 years Selma has seen decline of violent crime and decreasing property crime.
See how dangerous Selma, AL is compared to the nearest cities:
(Note: Higher means more crime)
Selma:

343.1
Sardis:

62.1
White Hall:

44.8
Autaugaville:

44.5
Marion:

66.0
Maplesville:

143.1
Uniontown:

119.4
Hayneville:

346.2
Camden:

55.9
City-Data.com crime index
Crime rates in Selma by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
5
(26.8)
4
(19.3)
3
(14.4)
5
(24.3)
3
(14.9)
3
(15.2)
4
(20.4)
8
(41.5)
2
(10.7)
3
(16.6)
1
(5.7)
0
(0.0)
6
(36.8)
7
(40.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
9
(48.2)
7
(33.7)
16
(76.7)
21
(101.9)
16
(79.6)
18
(91.3)
9
(46.0)
21
(108.9)
8
(42.8)
16
(88.6)
6
(34.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(18.4)
7
(40.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
48
(257.0)
28
(134.9)
71
(340.4)
61
(296.0)
42
(209.0)
70
(355.2)
28
(143.0)
79
(409.7)
38
(203.2)
36
(199.5)
8
(45.6)
0
(0.0)
8
(49.1)
11
(63.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
154
(824.5)
162
(780.5)
243
(1,165)
187
(907.3)
184
(915.7)
179
(908.4)
110
(561.7)
240
(1,245)
215
(1,149)
216
(1,197)
49
(279.1)
0
(0.0)
85
(521.2)
108
(624.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
421
(2,254)
281
(1,354)
779
(3,735)
539
(2,615)
469
(2,334)
556
(2,822)
297
(1,516)
399
(2,069)
323
(1,727)
315
(1,745)
78
(444.3)
1
(5.9)
43
(263.7)
91
(526.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
950
(5,086)
624
(3,006)
1,547
(7,418)
1,117
(5,419)
1,058
(5,265)
1,394
(7,074)
731
(3,732)
988
(5,124)
821
(4,389)
704
(3,900)
221
(1,259)
3
(17.8)
143
(876.8)
166
(959.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(439.0)
67
(322.8)
138
(661.7)
122
(591.9)
103
(512.6)
120
(609.0)
83
(423.8)
105
(544.5)
75
(401.0)
74
(410.0)
21
(119.6)
1
(5.9)
18
(110.4)
23
(133.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
21
(101.9)
29
(144.3)
44
(223.3)
25
(127.6)
44
(228.2)
15
(80.2)
40
(221.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(17.3)
City-Data.com crime index730.4502.91036.4847.5754.4921.0522.2935.3675.0714.3199.31.6269.6343.1

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. 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 78 registered sex offenders living in Selma, Alabama as of July 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Selma is 253 to 1.



Violent crime rate in 2022
Selma:

465.4
U.S. Average:

219.8

Violent crime rate in 2021
Selma:

377.1
U.S. Average:

224.8

Violent crime rate in 2020
Selma:

0.0
U.S. Average:

228.2

Violent crime rate in 2019
Selma:

207.9
U.S. Average:

219.9

Violent crime rate in 2018
Selma:

820.0
U.S. Average:

221.2

Violent crime rate in 2017
Selma:

740.5
U.S. Average:

226.2

Violent crime rate in 2016
Selma:

1,019.0
U.S. Average:

227.3

Violent crime rate in 2015
Selma:

439.1
U.S. Average:

219.3

Violent crime rate in 2014
Selma:

753.6
U.S. Average:

211.1

Violent crime rate in 2013
Selma:

671.8
U.S. Average:

214.2

Violent crime rate in 2012
Selma:

752.0
U.S. Average:

187.4

Violent crime rate in 2011
Selma:

858.3
U.S. Average:

187.1

Violent crime rate in 2010
Selma:

530.0
U.S. Average:

195.7

Violent crime rate in 2009
Selma:

642.4
U.S. Average:

208.9

Violent crime rate in 2008
Selma:

855.0
U.S. Average:

222.5

Violent crime rate in 2007
Selma:

779.3
U.S. Average:

229.1

Violent crime rate in 2006
Selma:

760.4
U.S. Average:

232.6

Property crime rate in 2022
Selma:

173.2
U.S. Average:

166.5

Property crime rate in 2021
Selma:

113.1
U.S. Average:

157.8

Property crime rate in 2020
Selma:

3.0
U.S. Average:

169.6

Property crime rate in 2019
Selma:

169.8
U.S. Average:

179.7

Property crime rate in 2018
Selma:

605.6
U.S. Average:

190.2

Property crime rate in 2017
Selma:

625.0
U.S. Average:

206.4

Property crime rate in 2016
Selma:

751.7
U.S. Average:

216.6

Property crime rate in 2015
Selma:

553.5
U.S. Average:

221.5

Property crime rate in 2014
Selma:

1,009.4
U.S. Average:

230.8

Property crime rate in 2013
Selma:

807.0
U.S. Average:

250.4

Property crime rate in 2012
Selma:

882.8
U.S. Average:

267.3

Property crime rate in 2011
Selma:

1,217.2
U.S. Average:

273.5

Property crime rate in 2010
Selma:

469.5
U.S. Average:

276.4

Property crime rate in 2009
Selma:

770.9
U.S. Average:

285.6

Property crime rate in 2008
Selma:

1,137.6
U.S. Average:

302.2

Property crime rate in 2007
Selma:

1,064.7
U.S. Average:

309.2

Property crime rate in 2006
Selma:

1,067.5
U.S. Average:

317.3
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 2021, including police officers: 44 (26 officers - 20 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.59
Alabama average:

2.40

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2020, including police officers: 58 (42 officers - 39 male; 3 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.49
Alabama average:

2.52

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 43 (43 officers - 38 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.38
Alabama average:

2.24

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 67 (50 officers - 43 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Alabama average:

2.41

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 75 (53 officers - 46 male; 7 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.55
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 73 (53 officers - 47 male; 6 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.84
Alabama average:

2.45

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 72 (48 officers - 43 male; 5 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.56
Alabama average:

2.43

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2007, including police officers: 67 (45 officers - 41 male; 4 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.36
Alabama average:

2.35

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 80 (57 officers - 48 male; 9 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.91
Alabama average:

2.31

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2005, including police officers: 84 (59 officers - 51 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.99
Alabama average:

2.20

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2004, including police officers: 86 (58 officers - 50 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Alabama average:

2.28

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2003, including police officers: 89 (59 officers - 51 male; 8 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.94
Alabama average:

2.33

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

Zip codes: 36701, 36703.