Phenix City, AL
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Phenix City, AL crime analytics


With a crime rate of 56 per one thousand residents, Phenix City 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 90% of the communities have a lower crime rate than Phenix City.

Separately, it is always interesting and important to compare a city's crime rate with those of similarly sized communities - a fair comparison as larger cities tend to have more crime. NeighborhoodScout has done just that. With a population of 37,570, Phenix City has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Phenix City does well or poorly compared to all other cities and towns in the US of all sizes, compared to places with a similar population, it fares badly. Few other communities of this size have a crime rate as high as Phenix City.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Phenix City 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 Phenix City.

For Phenix City, 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 Phenix City is one in 131.

In addition, NeighborhoodScout found that a lot of the crime that takes place in Phenix City is property crime. Property crimes that are tracked for this analysis are burglary, larceny over fifty dollars, motor vehicle theft, and arson. In Phenix City, your chance of becoming a victim of a property crime is one in 21, which is a rate of 49 per one thousand population.

Importantly, we found that Phenix City 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 Phenix City is one in 174.

Phenix City Crime Data

 

Crime Index

4

(100 is safest)


Safer than 4% of U.S. Cities

Phenix City Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

286

1,832

2,118

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

7.61

48.76

56.37

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Phenix City 7.61
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 131

in Phenix City

1 in 212

in Alabama

Phenix City VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 37,570
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 3 37 72 174
Rate per 1,000 0.08 0.98 1.92 4.63

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
Phenix City 48.76
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 21

in Phenix City

1 in 34

in Alabama

Phenix City Property CRIMES

Population: 37,570
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 472 1,144 216
Rate per 1,000 12.56 30.45 5.75

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

Phenix City Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Phenix City 76
Alabama 15