SafeWise is happy to release our fifth annual Safest Cities report. Here are the 20 Safest Cities in Alabama for 2019. See if your city made the list.
Alabama continues to have a higher violent crime rate than the rest of the country, reporting 6.44 violent crime incidents per 1,000 people, compared to 4.49 incidents nationwide. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t safe cities in this southern state. Every city that made our list reported fewer than 2.5 violent crimes per 1,000 people, and 65% of these cities made the list for the second year in a row.
The top city, Satsuma, moved up from number five last year to claim the top spot. Satsuma reported only two violent crimes in 2017—and 75% of Alabama’s safest cities saw zero counts of murder. The cities on our list also perform better than the rest of the state for property crime. The state average is 39.37 incidents per 1,000 people, but every one of Alabama’s safest cities did better.
Did your city make the cut? Find out in our full ranking list below.
90% of the safest cities limited violent crime to less than two incidents per 1,000 people.
Alabama’s statewide property crime rate is 39.37 incidents per 1,000 people, compared to just 27.11 nationwide.
Property crime ranges from 32 incidents to 1,280 among the cities on our list, with nearly 50% reporting more than 500 property crimes.
Property crime is the biggest safety concern in Alabama, according to our State of Safety study.
16% of Alabama respondents experienced a property crime in the past year—which is the same as the national average.
Having a home break-in was cited as the top property crime concern, with 61% worried about a break-in when they’re not at home and 60% scared of a break-in when they’re at home asleep.
Beyond Safest Cities: What Are the Biggest Safety Concerns in Your State?
Crime statistics are one thing, but do they line up with what people are really worried about when it comes to safety? To find out, SafeWise conducted a nationwide survey. See what the biggest safety concern is in your state—and learn more about what your neighbors are nervous about—in our State of Safety report.
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