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Safest Places to Live in Alabama 2020

EPF Last Update: March 5, 2020

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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Rainbow City954610,10
2Athens26177130,50
3Hokes Bluff426730,70
4Mountain Brook20373160,79
5Vestavia Hills34368300,87
6Headland470651,06
7Albertville21428241,12
8Daphne26618361,35
9Pelham23785361,51
10Glencoe515181,55
11Daleville509681,57
12Pleasant Grove10105161,58
13Southside8774151,71
14Margaret487091,85
15Fairhope21688431,98
16Gulf Shores12014242,00
17Cullman15470322,07
18Kimberly324672,16
19Moulton322972,17
20Red Bay307572,28
21Fayette4313102,32
22Prattville35697832,33
23Orange Beach6116152,45
24Oneonta6646172,56
25Foley18740482,56
26Satsuma6153162,60
27Hanceville342392,63
28Alabaster33501922,75
29Millbrook15410442,86
30Homewood25523752,94

 

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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

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Littleville98500,00
2Taylor239900,00
3Henagar235410,42
4Cedar Bluff179410,56
5Sumiton234820,85
6Cherokee99911,00
7Morris198721,01
8Killen96911,03
9Clayton285441,40
10Cottonwood125121,60
11Ohatchee115721,73
12Vance162631,85
13Ashford214541,86
14Snead84122,38
15Riverside230662,60
16Guin226062,65
17Steele107432,79
18Thorsby206162,91
19Owens Crossroads200263,00
20Dauphin Island127443,14
21Geraldine90033,33
22Brilliant86733,46
23Level Plains202373,46
24Ardmore142853,50
25Coaling166163,61
26Brookwood186173,76
27Town Creek104443,83
28Aliceville231593,89
29Leesburg102143,92
30Harpersville172174,07
31Carrollton96144,16
32Leighton70534,26
33Maplesville70234,27
34Trinity2165104,62
35Newton145774,80
36Sulligent183594,90
37Fyffe101854,91
38New Hope2846144,92
39Wedowee79645,03
40Midland City2387135,45
41Hartford2587166,18
42Reform1577106,34
43Rogersville122686,53
44Chatom120086,67
45Mount Vernon1491106,71
46Abbeville2551187,06
47Uniontown2271187,93
48Falkville1243108,05
49Pine Hill87078,05
50York2245198,46
51Triana54459,19
52Eclectic1022109,78
53Eutaw26563111,67
54Parrish9381111,73
55Camden18242614,25
56Bayou La Batre25003614,40
57Summerdale14672416,36
58Ashland19185227,11
59McIntosh221627,15

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Rainbow City954610,10
2Hokes Bluff426730,70
3Headland470651,06
4Glencoe515181,55
5Daleville509681,57
6Southside8774151,71
7Margaret487091,85
8Kimberly324672,16
9Moulton322972,17
10Red Bay307572,28
11Fayette4313102,32
12Orange Beach6116152,45
13Oneonta6646172,56
14Satsuma6153162,60
15Hanceville342392,63
16Tuscumbia8370263,11
17Warrior3213103,11
18Wetumpka8377283,34
19Hamilton6611233,48
20Spanish Fort8923333,70
21Brent4853183,71
22Odenville3781153,97
23Jackson4733204,23
24Adamsville4323194,40
25Fultondale9312464,94
26Piedmont4583235,02
27Elba3864205,18
28Livingston3317185,43
29Valley9230545,85
30Thomasville3909235,88
31Brewton5212315,95
32Guntersville8462526,15
33Roanoke5914416,93
34Dadeville3091227,12
35Demopolis6770517,53
36Boaz9678747,65
37Bay Minette9304737,85
38Sheffield8914738,19
39Tallassee4650439,25
40Andalusia8753829,37
41Lincoln67257110,56
42Childersburg48706413,14
43Columbiana47206413,56
44Union Springs35104913,96
45Lanett62458814,09
46Greenville756410914,41
47Tarrant617510917,65

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Athens26177130,50
2Mountain Brook20373160,79
3Albertville21428241,12
4Daphne26618361,35
5Pelham23785361,51
6Pleasant Grove10105161,58
7Fairhope21688431,98
8Gulf Shores12014242,00
9Cullman15470322,07
10Foley18740482,56
11Millbrook15410442,86
12Homewood25523752,94
13Helena19387613,15
14Oxford21149673,17
15Saraland14704513,47
16Northport25353893,51
17Hartselle14385614,24
18Moody13134564,26
19Enterprise284641274,46
20Hueytown15367714,62
21Trussville220961135,11
22Jasper13512745,48
23Irondale12486745,93
24Muscle Shoals14143866,08
25Eufaula11905756,30
26Sylacauga12186776,32
27Gardendale13907946,76
28Jacksonville12534856,78
29Talladega153411248,08
30Ozark1435814810,31
31Prichard2161526312,17
32Scottsboro1444319313,36
33Troy1915930315,82
34Calera1433426518,49
35Fairfield1062522421,08
36Alexander City1454831421,58
37Anniston2159264629,92

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Vestavia Hills34368300,87
2Prattville35697832,33
3Alabaster33501922,75
4Auburn655852403,66
5Decatur542072284,21
6Tuscaloosa1017645145,05
7Florence399252065,16
8Opelika308221685,45
9Montgomery19866212166,12
10Phenix City366682356,41
11Mobile24547516136,57
12Dothan685306709,78
13Gadsden3520437210,57
14Birmingham210564402519,12

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.

Thank you!

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