Fairhope, AL
Crime Rates


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Fairhope, 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 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

The crime rate in Fairhope is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 30 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 Fairhope is 1 in 34. Based on FBI crime data, Fairhope is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Fairhope has a crime rate that is higher than 64% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fairhope occurs at a rate higher than in most communities of all population sizes in America. The chance that a person will become a victim of a violent crime in Fairhope; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 480. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

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

Fairhope Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 20% of U.S. Cities

Fairhope Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Fairhope 2.08
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 480

in Fairhope

1 in 212

in Alabama


Population: 18,730
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 2 4 33
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.11 0.21 1.76


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)

Fairhope 27.66
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 36

in Fairhope

1 in 34

in Alabama

Fairhope Property CRIMES

Population: 18,730
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 85 413 20
Rate per 1,000 4.54 22.05 1.07

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

Fairhope Crimes Per Square Mile

Fairhope 46
Alabama 15