Calera, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate of 46 per one thousand residents, Calera 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 22. Within Alabama, more than 84% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Calera.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 14,717, Calera has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Calera does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Calera.

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

For Calera, 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 Calera is one in 55.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Calera's rate for property crime is 28 per one thousand population. This makes Calera 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 Calera is one in 36.

Calera Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Calera Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

267

412

679

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

18.14

27.99

46.14

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
18.14
5.11
National Median: 4
    Calera
    Alabama

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 55

in Calera

1 in 196

in Alabama

Calera VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,717
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
27.99
26.74
National Median: 21
    Calera
    Alabama

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Calera

1 in 37

in Alabama

Calera Property CRIMES

Population: 14,717
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Calera Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
28
14
National Median: 28.3
    Calera
    Alabama