Jefferson County, AL Arrest Records

Jefferson County, AL is among the safest counties in the USA with 1.05 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, Tuscaloosa, DeKalb counties in Alabama.
Jefferson County, AL property crime rate is 4.03 per 1,000 residents, lower rate than national average of 28.42 per 1,000. There were 1,589 burglary related arrests in 2016 that decreased by 16.50% compared to 2015.

Jefferson County, AL Crime Rate

Total arrests in Jefferson County in 2016 decreased by 20.63% compared to 2015 and is lower than national average of 33.12 per 1,000 people. Violent crimes decreased from 787 to 693 while non-violent crime decreased by 22.61% from 3,436 to 2,659.

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

Crime Arrests
Burglary 1,589
Larceny-theft 919
Aggravated assault 467
Robbery 173
Motor vehicle theft 151

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Jefferson County decreased by 11.94% from 2015 and increased by 21.79% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 569 to 693. In 2016 violent crime rate in Jefferson County was 77.61% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.105%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rates in Jefferson County decreased by 22.61% from 2015 and decreased by 35.54% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 4,125 to 2,659. In 2016 property crime rate in Jefferson County was 85.82% lower than the national average. Your chance of being a victim of property crime is 0.403%.

How Jefferson stands up against other counties

Jefferson vs. Mobile

You’ll be in more safety in Jefferson compared to Mobile county that had 9.09% higher crime rate compared to Jefferson county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.7081 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.2483 in Mobile county.
Arson rates of 0.0470 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.0000 in Mobile county.

Jefferson vs. Madison

You’ll be in more safety in Jefferson compared to Madison county that had 43.2% higher crime rate compared to Jefferson county according to the FBI.
Assault rates of 0.7081 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8422 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.7172 in Madison county.
Burglary rates of 2.4093 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 1.6136 in Madison county.

Names with the most arrests in Jefferson

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the records in Jefferson, Alabama, the most crimes, that's 33.4% of all records in county are committed by the people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Jefferson County is 0.85% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 1.39 daily crimes that occur in Jefferson County.
  • Jefferson, AL is safer than Mobile.
  • In Jefferson County you have a 1 in 197 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Jefferson, AL have decreased by 20.63%.

Names in Jefferson County