Hanceville, AL
Crime Rates


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Hanceville, AL crime analytics

With a crime rate of 41 per one thousand residents, Hanceville 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 24. Within Alabama, more than 78% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Hanceville.

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 3,281, Hanceville has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Hanceville 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 Hanceville.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Hanceville 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 Hanceville.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Hanceville 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 Hanceville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 219. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Hanceville's rate for property crime is 37 per one thousand population. This makes Hanceville 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 Hanceville is one in 27.

Importantly, we found that Hanceville has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation according to our analysis of FBI crime data. This is compared to communities of all sizes, from the smallest to the largest. In fact, your chance of getting your car stolen if you live in Hanceville is one in 205.

Hanceville Crime Data


Crime Index


(100 is safest)

Safer than 10% of U.S. Cities

Hanceville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes




Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)




Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Hanceville 4.57
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 219

in Hanceville

1 in 212

in Alabama


Population: 3,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 0 12
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.91 0.00 3.66


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)

Hanceville 36.88
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 27

in Hanceville

1 in 34

in Alabama

Hanceville Property CRIMES

Population: 3,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 28 77 16
Rate per 1,000 8.53 23.47 4.88

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

Hanceville Crimes Per Square Mile

Hanceville 32
Alabama 15