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Huntsville, 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 2022 calendar year; released from FBI in Oct. 2023 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2023 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

The crime rate in Huntsville is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 18 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Huntsville is 1 in 56. Based on FBI crime data, Huntsville is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Huntsville has a crime rate that is higher than 62% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Huntsville has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Huntsville 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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Huntsville 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 Huntsville; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 339. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Huntsville's rate for property crime is 15 per one thousand population. This makes Huntsville 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 Huntsville is one in 66.

Huntsville Crime Data

total Crime Index

26

(100 is safest)


Safer than 26% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Huntsville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

655

3,339

3,994

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.95

15.05

18.00

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
2.95
4.09
National Median: 4
    Huntsville
    Alabama

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 339

in Huntsville

1 in 244

in Alabama

Huntsville Violent Crimes

Population: 221,933
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 0 69 61 525
Rate per 1,000 0.00 0.31 0.27 2.37

United States Violent Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,156 133,294 220,450 893,980
Rate per 1,000 0.06 0.40 0.66 2.68

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
15.05
17.39
National Median: 20
    Huntsville
    Alabama

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 66

in Huntsville

1 in 58

in Alabama

Property Crimes

Population: 221,933
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 617 2,386 336
Rate per 1,000 2.78 10.75 1.51

United States Property Crimes

Population: 333,287,557
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 899,293 4,672,363 942,173
Rate per 1,000 2.70 14.02 2.83

Huntsville Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
19
10
National Median: 27.0
    Huntsville
    Alabama