Fort Payne, AL
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Fort Payne, AL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

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 Fort Payne is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 37 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 Fort Payne is 1 in 27. Based on FBI crime data, Fort Payne is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Fort Payne has a crime rate that is higher than 73% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 289. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Fort Payne's rate for property crime is 34 per one thousand population. This makes Fort Payne 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 Fort Payne is one in 29.

Fort Payne Crime Data

 

Crime Index

13

(100 is safest)


Safer than 13% of U.S. Cities

Fort Payne Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

49

481

530

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.46

33.99

37.46

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Fort Payne 3.46
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 289

in Fort Payne

1 in 212

in Alabama

Fort Payne VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 14,150
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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
Fort Payne 33.99
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 29

in Fort Payne

1 in 34

in Alabama

Fort Payne Property CRIMES

Population: 14,150
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

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

Fort Payne Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Fort Payne 9
Alabama 15