Helena, AL
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Helena is safer than the majority of cities, towns, and villages in America (79%) and also has a lower crime rate than 86% of the communities in Alabama, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI crime data. How risky is that? Your chance of becoming a victim in Helena is one in 124 based on the total crime rate (violent and property crimes, combined). In America overall, your chance of becoming a victim of crime is 1 in 35.

Additionally, NeighborhoodScout analyzed all cities and towns in America with a similar population size to Helena, and we found that the crime rate in Helena is one of the lowest in the nation for its size. This means Helena is one of the safest places in America in which to live for its size, a very important finding.

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.

NeighborhoodScout's research shows that Helena's violent crime rate is 1 per one thousand inhabitants, which is about average for all communities in America, across all population sizes. Violent crimes that are tracked and included in this rate are armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape (not statutory), and murder and non-negligent manslaughter. Roughly similar to the national average, our analysis shows that your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Helena is one in 870.

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 145.

Helena Crime Data

 
Crime Index

79

(100 is safest)


Safer than 79% of U.S. Cities

Helena Annual Crimes
  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

21

126

147

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

1.15

6.90

8.05

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Helena 1.15
Alabama 4.72
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 870

in Helena

1 in 212

in Alabama
Helena VIOLENT CRIMES
Population: 18,264
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 3 5 13
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.16 0.27 0.71
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
Helena 6.90
Alabama 29.79
My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 145

in Helena

1 in 34

in Alabama
Helena Property CRIMES
Population: 18,264
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 11 107 8
Rate per 1,000 0.60 5.86 0.44
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

Helena Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Helena 7
Alabama 15