Gardendale, AL
Crime Rates


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Gardendale, AL crime analytics

With a crime rate of 50 per one thousand residents, Gardendale 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 20. Within Alabama, more than 85% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gardendale.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gardendale 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 Gardendale; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 214. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Gardendale is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Gardendale, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 22, which is a rate of 46 per one thousand population.

Gardendale Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 6% of U.S. Cities

Gardendale Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Gardendale 4.67
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 214

in Gardendale

1 in 212

in Alabama


Population: 13,711
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 4 5 55
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.29 0.36 4.01


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)

Gardendale 45.66
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 22

in Gardendale

1 in 34

in Alabama

Gardendale Property CRIMES

Population: 13,711
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 58 547 21
Rate per 1,000 4.23 39.89 1.53

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

Gardendale Crimes Per Square Mile

Gardendale 31
Alabama 15

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