Elba, AL
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The crime rate in Elba is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 34 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 Elba is 1 in 30. Based on FBI crime data, Elba is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Elba has a crime rate that is higher than 69% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

Importantly, when you compare Elba to other communities of similar population, then Elba crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Elba 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 Elba 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 Elba.

For Elba, 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 Elba is one in 177.

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

Elba Crime Data

 

Crime Index

16

(100 is safest)


Safer than 16% of U.S. Cities

Elba Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

22

109

131

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.64

27.93

33.56

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Elba 5.64
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 177

in Elba

1 in 212

in Alabama

Elba VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,903
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 1 18
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.77 0.26 4.61

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
Elba 27.93
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Elba

1 in 34

in Alabama

Elba Property CRIMES

Population: 3,903
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 30 72 7
Rate per 1,000 7.69 18.45 1.79

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

Elba Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Elba 8
Alabama 15

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