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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 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

With a crime rate of 32 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 31. Within Alabama, more than 85% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Montgomery.

How does the crime rate in Montgomery compare to similar sized communities across America? When NeighborhoodScout compared Montgomery with other communities its size, we found that the crime rate was near the average for all other communities of similar size. So, whether Montgomery's crime rate is high or low compared to all places in the US, when we control for population size and compare it to places that are similar in size, it is near the middle of the pack in crime rate; not much more or less dangerous, and about what we would expect from the statistics.

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.

For Montgomery, 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 Montgomery is one in 179.

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 38, which is a rate of 26 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 269.

Montgomery Crime Data

total Crime Index

9

(100 is safest)


Safer than 9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Montgomery Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

1,103

5,211

6,314

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

5.60

26.45

32.05

Violent Crime

Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

20 15 10 5 0
5.6
4.09
National Median: 4
    Montgomery
    Alabama

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 179

in Montgomery

1 in 244

in Alabama

Montgomery Violent Crimes

Population: 196,986
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total Unreported Unreported Unreported Unreported
Rate per 1,000 Unreported Unreported Unreported Unreported

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
26.45
17.39
National Median: 20
    Montgomery
    Alabama

Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 38

in Montgomery

1 in 58

in Alabama

Property Crimes

Population: 196,986
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total Unreported Unreported Unreported
Rate per 1,000 Unreported Unreported Unreported

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

Montgomery Crimes Per Square Mile

200 150 100 50 0
39
10
National Median: 27.0
    Montgomery
    Alabama