Bessemer, AL
Crime Rates



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Bessemer, AL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

With a crime rate of 38 per one thousand residents, Bessemer has one of the highest crime rates in America compared to all communities of all sizes - from the smallest towns to the very largest cities. One's chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime here is one in 26. Within Alabama, more than 80% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Bessemer.

Importantly, when you compare Bessemer to other communities of similar population, then Bessemer crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Bessemer does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Bessemer 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 Bessemer.

For Bessemer, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Bessemer is one in 122.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Bessemer's rate for property crime is 30 per one thousand population. This makes Bessemer 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 Bessemer is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Bessemer has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Bessemer is one in 231.

Bessemer Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Bessemer Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

218

797

1,015

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.21

30.03

38.25

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bessemer 8.21
Alabama 5.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 122

in Bessemer

1 in 192

in Alabama

Bessemer VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 26,538
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Bessemer 30.03
Alabama 28.17

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Bessemer

1 in 35

in Alabama

Bessemer Property CRIMES

Population: 26,538
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Bessemer Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Bessemer 25
Alabama 15