Huntsville, AL Arrest Records

Huntsville, AL is among the most violent cities in the USA with 9.28 per 1,000 residents crime rate compared to national 4.69 average. It is the 163rd safest city in Alabama among the 197 cities.
Huntsville, AL property crime has higher rate than the national average of 28.42, with 48.80 average property crimes recorded in 2016 of which 6,812 larceny theft related arrests that increased by 9.54% compared to 2015.

Huntsville Crime Rate

Total arrests in Huntsville 2016 increased by 8.76% compared to 2015 and has higher crime rate than national average of 33.12. Violent crimes increased from 1,541 to 1,787 while non-violent crime increased by 7.49% from 8,743 to 9,398.

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

Crime Arrests
Larceny-theft 6,812
Burglary 1,692
Aggravated assault 1,203
Motor vehicle theft 894
Robbery 414

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 Huntsville 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 Huntsville increased by 15.96% from 2015 and increased by 17.72% during the last 5 years since 2011 from 1,518 to 1,787. In 2016 violent crime rate in Huntsville was 97.73% higher than the national average. Your chances of being a victim of a violent crime is 0.928%.

Property Crimes

Property crime rate in Huntsville increased by 7.49% from 2015 and decreased by 3.6% in the last 5 years since 2011 from 9,749 to 9,398. In 2016 property crime rate in Huntsville was 71.68% higher than the national rate. Your chances of being a victim of property crime is 4.88%.

How Huntsville stands up against other cities

Huntsville vs. Montgomery

You’ll be in more risk in Huntsville compared to Montgomery that had 11.96% lower crime rate compared to Huntsville 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 Montgomery city.
Arson rates of 0.0000 per 1,000 people is lower than national of 0.1465 per 1,000 people and the same as average 0.0000 in Montgomery.

Huntsville vs. Mobile

You’ll be in more risk in Huntsville compared to Mobile that had 7.14% lower crime rate compared to Huntsville 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 Mobile city.
Burglary rates of 8.7856 per 1,000 people is higher than national of 5.0167 per 1,000 people and lower than average 10.5153 in Mobile.

Names with the most arrests in Huntsville

Crime rate by age group, gender, and race

According to the matching records on PoliceArrests.com 41.27% are people aged between 21-30.

DID you know?

  • The overall crime rate in Huntsville is 0.75% higher than the national average.
  • For every 1,000 residents, there are 15.91 daily crimes that occur in Huntsville.
  • Huntsville is more violent than Montgomery.
  • In Huntsville you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
  • Year over year crimes in Huntsville have increased by 8.76%.