Gulf Shores, AL
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Gulf Shores, 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

With a crime rate of 65 per one thousand residents, Gulf Shores 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 15. Within Alabama, more than 95% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Gulf Shores.

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 11,131, Gulf Shores has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Gulf Shores 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 Gulf Shores; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 293. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Gulf Shores is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Gulf Shores, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 16, which is a rate of 62 per one thousand population.

Gulf Shores Crime Data

 

Crime Index

3

(100 is safest)


Safer than 3% of U.S. Cities

Gulf Shores Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

38

688

726

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.41

61.81

65.22

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Gulf Shores 3.41
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 293

in Gulf Shores

1 in 212

in Alabama

Gulf Shores VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 11,131
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 7 6 25
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.63 0.54 2.25

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
Gulf Shores 61.81
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 16

in Gulf Shores

1 in 34

in Alabama

Gulf Shores Property CRIMES

Population: 11,131
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 115 556 17
Rate per 1,000 10.33 49.95 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

Gulf Shores Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Gulf Shores 26
Alabama 15

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