Athens, AL Arrest Records

Athens, AL is among the safest cities in the USA with 0.70 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 62nd safest city in Alabama among the 197 cities.
Athens, AL property crime has lower rate than the national average of 28.42, with 24.84 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 538 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 3.46% compared to 2015.

Athens Crime Rate

Total arrests in Athens 2016 increased by 5.65% compared to 2015 and has lower crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 14 to 18 while non-violent crime increased by 5.12% from 605 to 636.

5 Crimes In Athens, AL in 2016 with the Most Arrests

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 538
Burglary 90
Robbery 16
Motor vehicle theft 8
Murder 1

Other Cities in Alabama with the Most Arrests

Among the 197 cities in state the most dangerous is Huntsville with 1,787 violent crimes that’s 11.81% of total of 15,125. McIntosh has the highest number of records per 1,000 people that is above the state average of 46 and higher than national average of 33.

City Arrests
Bayou La Batre 124.66
Bessemer 119.06
Anniston 110.20
Lanett 98.90
Douglas 97.24

Safest Cities in Alabama

Are you planning a move to Alabama? Here are the safest cities in Alabama with the lowest arrest rates. Your chance of being a victim of a violent crime in Athens is 1 out of 155 up by 0.01% compared to previous year. The lowest rate of violent crime is in Henagar and the safest city to encounter a property crime is in Heflin.

City Arrests
Heflin 5.14
Margaret 5.90
Helena 7.56
Kimberly 8.53
Clayton 12.03

Violent Crimes

Violent crime rate in Athens increased by 28.57% from 2015 and decreased by 52.63% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 38 to 18. In 2016 violent crime rate in Athens was 85.02% lower than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.07%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Athens increased by 5.12% from 2015 and decreased by 17.51% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 771 to 636. In 2016 property crime rate in Athens was 12.61% lower than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 2.484%.

How Athens stands up against other cities

Athens vs. Daphne

You’ll be in more risk in Athens compared to Daphne that had 17.61% lower crime rate compared to Athens according to the FBI.
Robbery rates of 0.6249 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 1.3602 per 1,000 people and higher than average 0.3129 in Daphne city.
Burglary rates of 3.5152 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and higher than average 2.7382 in Daphne.

Athens vs. Northport

You’ll be in more safety in Athens compared to Northport that had 50.06% higher crime rate compared to Athens according to the FBI.
Rape rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.0199 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Northport city.
Motor Vehicle Theft rates of 0.3125 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 2.8637 per 1,000 people and lower than average 0.7187 in Northport.

Names with the most arrests in Athens

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 50% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Athens is 0.23% lower than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 7 daily crimes that occur in Athens.
  • Athens is more violent than Daphne.
  • In Athens you have a 1 in 39 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Athens have increased by 5.65%.