Helena, 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 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 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 about Scout's Crime Data

With a crime rate for both violent and property crime combined of 10 per 1,000 residents, the crime rate in Helena is one of the lower rates in America among communities of all sizes (lower than 62% of America's communities). One's chance of becoming a victim of crime in Helena is one in 105. Compared to communities within Alabama, Helena‘s crime rate is lower than nearly 77% of the state's cities and towns.

Compared to other communities of similar population size, Helena has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Helena is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Helena 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 Helena; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 321. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis of property crime reveals that the property crime rate in Helena is below average to all cities and towns in the nation. This means that you are less likely to become a victim of arson, motor vehicle theft, larceny, or burglary in Helena than in most communities in America. Your chance of becoming a victim of property crime if you live here? Just one in 156.

Helena Crime Data

 

Crime Index

62

(100 is safest)


Safer than 62% of U.S. Cities

Helena Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

62

128

190

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.11

6.42

9.54

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
3.11
5.11
National Median: 4
    Helena
    Alabama

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 321

in Helena

1 in 196

in Alabama

Helena VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 19,925
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,425 139,815 267,988 821,182
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.82 2.50

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
6.42
26.74
National Median: 21
    Helena
    Alabama

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 156

in Helena

1 in 37

in Alabama

Helena Property CRIMES

Population: 19,925
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 328,239,523
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,117,696 5,086,096 721,885
Rate per 1,000 3.41 15.50 2.20

Helena Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
9
14
National Median: 28.3
    Helena
    Alabama