Athens, AL
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The crime rate in Athens is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 25 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Athens is 1 in 40. Based on FBI crime data, Athens is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Athens has a crime rate that is higher than 57% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

How does the crime rate in Athens compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Athens with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Athens's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Athens does for violent crimes specifically, and then how it does for property crimes. This is important because the overall crime rate can be further illuminated by understanding if violent crime or property crimes (or both) are the major contributors to the general rate of crime in Athens.

For Athens, NeighborhoodScout found that the violent crime rate is well below the national average for all communities of all population sizes. Violent crimes such as assault, rape, murder and armed robbery happen less often in Athens than in most of America. One's chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime here is one in 1783, which is a violent crime rate of 1 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Athens's rate for property crime is 24 per one thousand population. This makes Athens a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Athens is one in 41.

Athens Crime Data

 

Crime Index

27

(100 is safest)


Safer than 27% of U.S. Cities

Athens Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

14

605

619

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

0.56

24.23

24.79

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Athens 0.56
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 1,783

in Athens

1 in 212

in Alabama

Athens VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 24,966
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 0 9 5
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.00 0.36 0.20

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 15,696 124,047 327,374 764,449
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.39 1.02 2.38

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Athens 24.23
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 41

in Athens

1 in 34

in Alabama

Athens Property CRIMES

Population: 24,966
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 77 520 8
Rate per 1,000 3.08 20.83 0.32

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 321,418,820
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,579,527 5,706,346 707,758
Rate per 1,000 4.91 17.75 2.20

Athens Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Athens 16
Alabama 15