Oxford, AL
Crime Rates




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Oxford, 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 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 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

With a crime rate of 45 per one thousand residents, Oxford 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 22. Within Alabama, more than 81% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Oxford.

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

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Oxford 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 Oxford; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 299. This equates to a rate of 3 per one thousand inhabitants.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Oxford is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Oxford, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 24, which is a rate of 42 per one thousand population.

Oxford Crime Data

 

Crime Index

8

(100 is safest)


Safer than 8% of U.S. Cities

Oxford Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

71

894

965

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

3.34

42.07

45.41

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Oxford 3.34
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 299

in Oxford

1 in 212

in Alabama

Oxford VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 21,249
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 1 5 12 53
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.24 0.56 2.49

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
Oxford 42.07
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 24

in Oxford

1 in 34

in Alabama

Oxford Property CRIMES

Population: 21,249
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 144 720 30
Rate per 1,000 6.78 33.88 1.41

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

Oxford Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Oxford 31
Alabama 15