Huntsville, AL
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Huntsville, AL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 55 per one thousand residents, Huntsville 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 18. Within Alabama, more than 88% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Huntsville.

Importantly, when you compare Huntsville to other communities of similar population, then Huntsville crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Huntsville does relative to all communities in America of all sizes, when NeighborhoodScout compared it to communities of similar population size, its crime rate per thousand residents stands out as higher than most.

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.

For Huntsville, we found that the violent crime rate is one of the highest in the nation, across communities of all sizes (both large and small). Violent offenses tracked included rape, murder and non-negligent manslaughter, armed robbery, and aggravated assault, including assault with a deadly weapon. According to NeighborhoodScout's analysis of FBI reported crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of one of these crimes in Huntsville is one in 122.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Huntsville is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Huntsville, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 47 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Huntsville 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 Huntsville is one in 249.

Huntsville Crime Data

 

Crime Index

5

(100 is safest)


Safer than 5% of U.S. Cities

Huntsville Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,563

8,894

10,457

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.20

46.67

54.87

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Huntsville 8.20
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 122

in Huntsville

1 in 212

in Alabama

Huntsville VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 190,582
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 18 135 372 1,038
Rate per 1,000 0.09 0.71 1.95 5.45

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
Huntsville 46.67
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Huntsville

1 in 34

in Alabama

Huntsville Property CRIMES

Population: 190,582
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,780 6,349 765
Rate per 1,000 9.34 33.31 4.01

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

Huntsville Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Huntsville 50
Alabama 15