Selma, AL
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Selma, 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 2018 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2019 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

Selma has an overall crime rate of 14 per 1,000 residents, making the crime rate here near the average for all cities and towns of all sizes in America. According to our analysis of FBI crime data, your chance of becoming a victim of crime in Selma is 1 in 74. How does Selma fare compared to other communities in Alabama of all population sizes? Selma's crime rate is lower than approximately 60% of Alabama communities.

However, compared to other communities of similar population size, Selma has a crime rate that is noticeably lower than the average. This means that for comparably sized cities all across America, Selma is actually safer than most according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis of FBI crime data.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Selma 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 Selma.

From our analysis, we discovered that violent crime in Selma 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 Selma; such as armed robbery, aggravated assault, rape or murder; is 1 in 497. This equates to a rate of 2 per one thousand inhabitants.

Moreover, the rate of property crime in Selma; burglary, larceny ($50 or more), grand theft auto, and arson; is 12 per 1,000 residents. This is about average for all cities and towns in America of all population sizes.

Selma Crime Data

 

Crime Index

47

(100 is safest)


Safer than 47% of U.S. Cities

Selma Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

36

206

242

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

2.01

11.52

13.53

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Selma 2.01
Alabama 5.20

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 497

in Selma

1 in 192

in Alabama

Selma VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 17,886
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 16,214 139,380 282,061 807,410
Rate per 1,000 0.05 0.43 0.86 2.47

Property Crime

property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Selma 11.52
Alabama 28.17

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 87

in Selma

1 in 35

in Alabama

Selma Property CRIMES

Population: 17,886
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED
Rate per 1,000 UNREPORTED UNREPORTED UNREPORTED

United States Property CRIMES

Population: 327,167,434
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 1,230,149 5,217,055 748,841
Rate per 1,000 3.76 15.95 2.29

Selma Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Selma 17
Alabama 15