Safest Places to Live in Alabama 2020

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Last Update: June 7, 2020 Living

Sweet home Alabama!

Alabama is located in the southeast of the United States. It is bordered by Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Georgia. Some of its nicknames are the Yellowhammer State (after the state bird), the Heart of Dixie (because of its affiliation with the Confederate states) and the Cotton State (after the cotton fields).

The capital of Alabama is Montgomery, while the most populous city is Birmingham, with around 200,000 residents. Alabama is the 24th most populous state, with over 4,800,000 residents.

Having been a member state of the Confederacy, it was largely dependent on and the advocate of slavery, which was followed by segregation laws after the Civil War. All the way until World War II, it was an agricultural state, which was the main reason for its hard economic situation. Nowadays, Alabama’s economy is diverse, ranging from management, finance, and business to manufacturing and technology.

In the period from 2016 to 2017, Alabama saw a slight decrease in violent the crime rate – 1.6% per 100,000 people.

Ranking Criteria

ElitePersonalFinance extracted the latest data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States. We took violent crime as the main criteria. To get our score, we used this formula:

Crime Score = ( Total Number of Violent Crimes / Population ) * 1,000

This way, cities that are the safest got the lowest score and those that are more vulnerable to crime got higher scores.

The cities that did not report crimes to the FBI were not included in the list, as well as cities with a population under 3,000.

30 Safest Places in Alabama 2020

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Rainbow City 9546 1 0,10
2 Athens 26177 13 0,50
3 Hokes Bluff 4267 3 0,70
4 Mountain Brook 20373 16 0,79
5 Vestavia Hills 34368 30 0,87
6 Headland 4706 5 1,06
7 Albertville 21428 24 1,12
8 Daphne 26618 36 1,35
9 Pelham 23785 36 1,51
10 Glencoe 5151 8 1,55
11 Daleville 5096 8 1,57
12 Pleasant Grove 10105 16 1,58
13 Southside 8774 15 1,71
14 Margaret 4870 9 1,85
15 Fairhope 21688 43 1,98
16 Gulf Shores 12014 24 2,00
17 Cullman 15470 32 2,07
18 Kimberly 3246 7 2,16
19 Moulton 3229 7 2,17
20 Red Bay 3075 7 2,28
21 Fayette 4313 10 2,32
22 Prattville 35697 83 2,33
23 Orange Beach 6116 15 2,45
24 Oneonta 6646 17 2,56
25 Foley 18740 48 2,56
26 Satsuma 6153 16 2,60
27 Hanceville 3423 9 2,63
28 Alabaster 33501 92 2,75
29 Millbrook 15410 44 2,86
30 Homewood 25523 75 2,94

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Crime Score in All Cities in Alabama 2020

In case your city didn’t make our list, you can take a look at our full list of Alabama cities.

It is obvious that we can’t compare crime rates in small and large cities. That’s why ElitePersonalFinance made a detailed analysis and narrowed the results according to population segments:

  • Under 3,000 Residents
  • 3,000 – 10,000 Residents
  • 10,000 – 30,000 Residents
  • Over 30,000 Residents

(Other sites don’t include places with under 3,000 residents, but we included them.)

These are the results that we got:

Under 3,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Littleville 985 0 0,00
2 Taylor 2399 0 0,00
3 Henagar 2354 1 0,42
4 Cedar Bluff 1794 1 0,56
5 Sumiton 2348 2 0,85
6 Cherokee 999 1 1,00
7 Morris 1987 2 1,01
8 Killen 969 1 1,03
9 Clayton 2854 4 1,40
10 Cottonwood 1251 2 1,60
11 Ohatchee 1157 2 1,73
12 Vance 1626 3 1,85
13 Ashford 2145 4 1,86
14 Snead 841 2 2,38
15 Riverside 2306 6 2,60
16 Guin 2260 6 2,65
17 Steele 1074 3 2,79
18 Thorsby 2061 6 2,91
19 Owens Crossroads 2002 6 3,00
20 Dauphin Island 1274 4 3,14
21 Geraldine 900 3 3,33
22 Brilliant 867 3 3,46
23 Level Plains 2023 7 3,46
24 Ardmore 1428 5 3,50
25 Coaling 1661 6 3,61
26 Brookwood 1861 7 3,76
27 Town Creek 1044 4 3,83
28 Aliceville 2315 9 3,89
29 Leesburg 1021 4 3,92
30 Harpersville 1721 7 4,07
31 Carrollton 961 4 4,16
32 Leighton 705 3 4,26
33 Maplesville 702 3 4,27
34 Trinity 2165 10 4,62
35 Newton 1457 7 4,80
36 Sulligent 1835 9 4,90
37 Fyffe 1018 5 4,91
38 New Hope 2846 14 4,92
39 Wedowee 796 4 5,03
40 Midland City 2387 13 5,45
41 Hartford 2587 16 6,18
42 Reform 1577 10 6,34
43 Rogersville 1226 8 6,53
44 Chatom 1200 8 6,67
45 Mount Vernon 1491 10 6,71
46 Abbeville 2551 18 7,06
47 Uniontown 2271 18 7,93
48 Falkville 1243 10 8,05
49 Pine Hill 870 7 8,05
50 York 2245 19 8,46
51 Triana 544 5 9,19
52 Eclectic 1022 10 9,78
53 Eutaw 2656 31 11,67
54 Parrish 938 11 11,73
55 Camden 1824 26 14,25
56 Bayou La Batre 2500 36 14,40
57 Summerdale 1467 24 16,36
58 Ashland 1918 52 27,11
59 McIntosh 221 6 27,15

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Rainbow City 9546 1 0,10
2 Hokes Bluff 4267 3 0,70
3 Headland 4706 5 1,06
4 Glencoe 5151 8 1,55
5 Daleville 5096 8 1,57
6 Southside 8774 15 1,71
7 Margaret 4870 9 1,85
8 Kimberly 3246 7 2,16
9 Moulton 3229 7 2,17
10 Red Bay 3075 7 2,28
11 Fayette 4313 10 2,32
12 Orange Beach 6116 15 2,45
13 Oneonta 6646 17 2,56
14 Satsuma 6153 16 2,60
15 Hanceville 3423 9 2,63
16 Tuscumbia 8370 26 3,11
17 Warrior 3213 10 3,11
18 Wetumpka 8377 28 3,34
19 Hamilton 6611 23 3,48
20 Spanish Fort 8923 33 3,70
21 Brent 4853 18 3,71
22 Odenville 3781 15 3,97
23 Jackson 4733 20 4,23
24 Adamsville 4323 19 4,40
25 Fultondale 9312 46 4,94
26 Piedmont 4583 23 5,02
27 Elba 3864 20 5,18
28 Livingston 3317 18 5,43
29 Valley 9230 54 5,85
30 Thomasville 3909 23 5,88
31 Brewton 5212 31 5,95
32 Guntersville 8462 52 6,15
33 Roanoke 5914 41 6,93
34 Dadeville 3091 22 7,12
35 Demopolis 6770 51 7,53
36 Boaz 9678 74 7,65
37 Bay Minette 9304 73 7,85
38 Sheffield 8914 73 8,19
39 Tallassee 4650 43 9,25
40 Andalusia 8753 82 9,37
41 Lincoln 6725 71 10,56
42 Childersburg 4870 64 13,14
43 Columbiana 4720 64 13,56
44 Union Springs 3510 49 13,96
45 Lanett 6245 88 14,09
46 Greenville 7564 109 14,41
47 Tarrant 6175 109 17,65

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Athens 26177 13 0,50
2 Mountain Brook 20373 16 0,79
3 Albertville 21428 24 1,12
4 Daphne 26618 36 1,35
5 Pelham 23785 36 1,51
6 Pleasant Grove 10105 16 1,58
7 Fairhope 21688 43 1,98
8 Gulf Shores 12014 24 2,00
9 Cullman 15470 32 2,07
10 Foley 18740 48 2,56
11 Millbrook 15410 44 2,86
12 Homewood 25523 75 2,94
13 Helena 19387 61 3,15
14 Oxford 21149 67 3,17
15 Saraland 14704 51 3,47
16 Northport 25353 89 3,51
17 Hartselle 14385 61 4,24
18 Moody 13134 56 4,26
19 Enterprise 28464 127 4,46
20 Hueytown 15367 71 4,62
21 Trussville 22096 113 5,11
22 Jasper 13512 74 5,48
23 Irondale 12486 74 5,93
24 Muscle Shoals 14143 86 6,08
25 Eufaula 11905 75 6,30
26 Sylacauga 12186 77 6,32
27 Gardendale 13907 94 6,76
28 Jacksonville 12534 85 6,78
29 Talladega 15341 124 8,08
30 Ozark 14358 148 10,31
31 Prichard 21615 263 12,17
32 Scottsboro 14443 193 13,36
33 Troy 19159 303 15,82
34 Calera 14334 265 18,49
35 Fairfield 10625 224 21,08
36 Alexander City 14548 314 21,58
37 Anniston 21592 646 29,92

Over 30,000 Residents

Rank City Population Total Number of Crimes Crime Score
1 Vestavia Hills 34368 30 0,87
2 Prattville 35697 83 2,33
3 Alabaster 33501 92 2,75
4 Auburn 65585 240 3,66
5 Decatur 54207 228 4,21
6 Tuscaloosa 101764 514 5,05
7 Florence 39925 206 5,16
8 Opelika 30822 168 5,45
9 Montgomery 198662 1216 6,12
10 Phenix City 36668 235 6,41
11 Mobile 245475 1613 6,57
12 Dothan 68530 670 9,78
13 Gadsden 35204 372 10,57
14 Birmingham 210564 4025 19,12

How safe do you feel?

Is your city safe enough? Are you worried because of the crime rate in your town? Do you have any thoughts on safety levels in the country?

If you want to share anything, feel free to leave a comment. That way, you can help us understand your perspective better.

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