Montgomery, 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 2020 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2021 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2021 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 of 37 per one thousand residents, Montgomery 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 27. Within Alabama, more than 83% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Montgomery.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Montgomery 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 Montgomery; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 195. This equates to a rate of 5 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Montgomery is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Montgomery, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 31, which is a rate of 32 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Montgomery 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 Montgomery is one in 246.

Montgomery Crime Data

 

Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. Cities

Montgomery Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,031

6,491

7,522

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.14

32.36

37.50

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.14
4.44
National Median: 4
    Montgomery
    Alabama

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 195

in Montgomery

1 in 225

in Alabama

Montgomery VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 200,603
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 21,570 126,430 243,600 921,505
Rate per 1,000 0.07 0.38 0.73 2.78

Property Crime

Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

100 75 50 25 0
32.36
20.93
National Median: 19
    Montgomery
    Alabama

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 31

in Montgomery

1 in 48

in Alabama

Montgomery Property CRIMES

Population: 200,603
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 331,449,281
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,035,314 4,606,324 810,400
Rate per 1,000 3.12 13.90 2.45

Montgomery Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
46
12
National Median: 26.9
    Montgomery
    Alabama