Houston County, AL Arrest Records

Houston County, AL is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.10 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 per 1,000 average. It has lower total crime rate than Lee, Blount, Madison, DeKalb, Chilton counties in Alabama.
Houston County, AL property crime rate is 5.92 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 395 larceny theft related arrests in 2016 that increased by 2.07% compared to 2015.

Houston County, AL Crime Rate

Total arrests in Houston County in 2016 increased by 3.4% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes increased from 97 to 114 while non-violent crime increased by 1.15% from 609 to 616.

5 Crimes In Houston County, AL in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 395
Burglary 179
Aggravated assault 85
Motor vehicle theft 42
Revised rape 18

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Houston County increased by 17.53% from 2015 and increased by 37.35% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 83 to 114. In 2016 violent crime rate in Houston County was 76.65% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.11%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Houston County increased by 1.15% from 2015 and increased by 1.65% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 606 to 616. In 2016 property crime rate in Houston County was 79.17% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.592%.

How Houston stands up against other counties

Houston vs. Etowah

You’ll be in more risk in Houston compared to Etowah county that had 14.53% lower crime rate compared to Houston county according to the FBI.
Murder rates of 0.0384 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0614 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0098 in Etowah county.
Burglary rates of 1.7202 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.4528 in Etowah county.

Houston vs. Marshall

You’ll be in more risk in Houston compared to Marshall county that had 25.25% lower crime rate compared to Houston county according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.1730 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0946 in Marshall county.
Larceny rates of 3.7960 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 20.5437 per 1,000 people and higher than average 2.3855 in Marshall county.

Names with the most arrests in Houston

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Houston, Alabama, the most crimes, that's 32% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 31-40.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Houston County is 0.79% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 1.92 daily crimes that occur in Houston County.
  • Houston, AL is more violent than Etowah.
  • In Houston County you have a 1 in 143 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Houston, AL have increased by 3.4%.

Cities in Houston County

Names in Houston County