Union Springs, AL
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Union Springs, AL crime analytics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

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

The crime rate in Union Springs is considerably higher than the national average across all communities in America from the largest to the smallest, although at 40 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among the communities with the very highest crime rate. The chance of becoming a victim of either violent or property crime in Union Springs is 1 in 25. Based on FBI crime data, Union Springs is not one of the safest communities in America. Relative to Alabama, Union Springs has a crime rate that is higher than 77% of the state's cities and towns of all sizes.

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 3,919, Union Springs has a combined rate of violent and property crime that is very high compared to other places of similar population size. Regardless of whether Union Springs 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 Union Springs.

Now let us turn to take a look at how Union Springs 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 Union Springs.

For Union Springs, 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 Union Springs is one in 112.

Significantly, based on the number of murders reported by the FBI and the number of residents living in the city, NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that Union Springs experiences one of the higher murder rates in the nation when compared with cities and towns for all sizes of population, from the largest to the smallest.

NeighborhoodScout's analysis also reveals that Union Springs's rate for property crime is 31 per one thousand population. This makes Union Springs a place where there is an above average chance of becoming a victim of a property crime, when compared to all other communities in America of all population sizes. Property crimes are motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny, and burglary. Your chance of becoming a victim of any of these crimes in Union Springs is one in 33.

Importantly, we found that Union Springs 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 Union Springs is one in 301.

Union Springs Crime Data

 

Crime Index

11

(100 is safest)


Safer than 11% of U.S. Cities

Union Springs Annual Crimes

  Violent Property Total

Number of Crimes

35

120

155

Crime Rate
(per 1,000 residents)

8.93

30.62

39.55

Violent Crime

violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

Crime
Union Springs 8.93
Alabama 4.72

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Violent Crime

1 in 112

in Union Springs

1 in 212

in Alabama

Union Springs VIOLENT CRIMES

Population: 3,919
Murder Rape Robbery Assault
Report Total 2 0 2 31
Rate per 1,000 0.51 0.00 0.51 7.91

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
Union Springs 30.62
Alabama 29.79

My Chances of Becoming a Victim of a Property Crime

1 in 33

in Union Springs

1 in 34

in Alabama

Union Springs Property CRIMES

Population: 3,919
burglary theft motor vehicle theft
Report Total 47 60 13
Rate per 1,000 11.99 15.31 3.32

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

Union Springs Crimes Per Square Mile

Crime
Union Springs 23
Alabama 15

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