Mobile, AL
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Mobile, AL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 57 per one thousand residents, Mobile 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 91% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Mobile.

Importantly, when you compare Mobile to other communities of similar population, then Mobile crime rate (violent and property crimes combined) is quite a bit higher than average. Regardless of how Mobile 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 Mobile 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 Mobile.

For Mobile, 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 Mobile is one in 142.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Mobile experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Mobile is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Mobile, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 20, which is a rate of 50 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Mobile 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 Mobile is one in 362.

Mobile Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Mobile Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,367

9,664

11,031

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.04

49.74

56.78

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Mobile 7.04
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 142

in Mobile

1 in 212

in Alabama

Mobile VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 194,288
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21 103 357 886
Rate per 1,000 0.11 0.53 1.84 4.56

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
Mobile 49.74
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 20

in Mobile

1 in 34

in Alabama

Mobile Property CRIMES

Population: 194,288
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,971 7,156 537
Rate per 1,000 10.14 36.83 2.76

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

Mobile Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Mobile 75
Alabama 15