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Safest Places to Live in Alabama 2019

EPF Last Update: June 7, 2019

 

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

Elite Personal Finance extracted data from the FBI crime statistics in the United States in 2017. 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 2018

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Satsuma6,19820.32
2Athens26,004130.50
3Headland4,77730.63
4Vestavia Hills34,781240.69
5Helena18,965160.84
6Hokes Bluff4,27540.94
7Hoover85,634820.96
8Albertville21,588221.02
9Pleasant Grove10,191111.08
10Daphne26,669341.27
11Margaret4,66861.29
12Cullman15,613221.41
13Pelham23,310331.42
14Hartselle14,503221.52
15Glencoe5,13081.56
16Oneonta6,721111.64
17Southside8,630151.74
18Orange Beach6,073111.81
19Northport25,337471.85
20Elba3,88482.06
21Alabaster33,253742.23
22Kimberly3,00972.33
23Prattville35,858852.37
24Daleville5,068132.57
25Red Bay3,11282.57
26Fairhope20,180522.58
27Rainsville5,025132.59
28Foley18,032472.61
29Moulton3,32392.71
30Hanceville3,31792.71

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Crime Score in All Cities in Alabama

In case your city didn’t make it to top 30, 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 Elite Personal Finance 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
1Ragland1,70700.00
2Hackleburg1,47010.68
3Newton1,45010.69
4Dauphin Island1,26510.79
5Moundville2,43820.82
6New Brockton1,15910.86
7Ohatchee1,13510.88
8Double Springs1,04610.96
9Littleville97611.02
10Carrollton97411.03
11Crossville1,83721.09
12Geraldine89811.11
13Woodstock1,59421.25
14Clayton2,88841.39
15New Hope2,80241.43
16Cordova2,00131.50
17Trinity2,17641.84
18Fyffe1,01721.97
19Vance1,50032.00
20Morris1,94642.06
21Sumiton2,39052.09
22Linden1,96852.54
23Guin2,29362.62
24Owens Crossroads1,90852.62
25Sardis City1,78252.81
26Riverside2,33373.00
27Ashford2,15173.25
28Georgiana1,64063.66
29Kinston53923.71
30Midland City2,39693.76
31Aliceville2,33793.85
32Leesburg1,00543.98
33Dora1,93384.14
34Sulligent1,83884.35
35Reform1,60374.37
36Butler1,75584.56
37Abbeville2,590124.63
38Slocomb1,952105.12
39Camp Hill96955.16
40Parrish95555.24
41Brookwood1,827105.47
42Lineville2,293135.67
43Leighton70345.69
44Level Plains1,994126.02
45Summerdale1,31486.09
46Lipscomb2,121136.13
47Coaling1,640116.71
48Eclectic1,03076.80
49Chatom1,22197.37
50East Brewton2,405187.48
51Grant90977.70
52Harpersville1,684137.72
53Falkville1,257107.96
54Snead84278.31
55Uniontown2,342208.54
56Flomaton1,403128.55
57Loxley2,091188.61
58Hartford2,640238.71
59Wedowee80489.95
60Eutaw2,7222910.65
61Notasulga8321012.02
62West Blocton1,2591612.71
63Douglas7641013.09
64McIntosh223313.45
65Pine Hill9041314.38
66Bayou La Batre2,4993915.61
67Ashland1,9615327.03

3,000 – 10,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Satsuma6,19820.32
2Headland4,77730.63
3Hokes Bluff4,27540.94
4Margaret4,66861.29
5Glencoe5,13081.56
6Oneonta6,721111.64
7Southside8,630151.74
8Orange Beach6,073111.81
9Elba3,88482.06
10Kimberly3,00972.33
11Daleville5,068132.57
12Red Bay3,11282.57
13Rainsville5,025132.59
14Moulton3,32392.71
15Hanceville3,31792.71
16Montevallo6,793213.09
17Russellville9,810333.36
18Fayette4,402153.41
19Tuscumbia8,407293.45
20Citronelle3,882143.61
21Spanish Fort8,584323.73
22Winfield4,510183.99
23Hamilton6,714274.02
24Brent4,916204.07
25Opp6,573284.26
26Warrior3,195144.38
27Piedmont4,633224.75
28Wetumpka8,501414.82
29Fultondale9,207485.21
30Geneva4,419245.43
31Arab8,380465.49
32Thomasville3,971225.54
33Haleyville4,059235.67
34Demopolis6,949405.76
35Adamsville4,334255.77
36Robertsdale6,112386.22
37Springville4,280286.54
38Odenville3,765256.64
39Dadeville3,113216.75
40Jackson4,858336.79
41Valley9,363656.94
42Brewton5,436386.99
43Centre3,566257.01
44Sheffield9,022677.43
45Chickasaw5,879457.65
46Boaz9,748777.90
47Bay Minette9,483828.65
48Tallassee4,748439.06
49Andalusia8,958839.27
50Tuskegee8,549839.71
51Greenville7,7247810.10
52Atmore9,99411111.11
53Union Springs3,7144211.31
54Livingston3,4544011.58
55Midfield5,1416412.45
56Lanett6,3838813.79
57Columbiana4,6056413.90
58Evergreen3,6535314.51
59Childersburg4,9707815.69
60Tarrant6,24910616.96

10,000 – 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Athens26,004130.50
2Helena18,965160.84
3Albertville21,588221.02
4Pleasant Grove10,191111.08
5Daphne26,669341.27
6Cullman15,613221.41
7Pelham23,310331.42
8Hartselle14,503221.52
9Northport25,337471.85
10Fairhope20,180522.58
11Foley18,032472.61
12Oxford21,084602.85
13Millbrook15,537452.90
14Saraland13,999453.21
15Gulf Shores11,905403.36
16Enterprise28,2391053.72
17Pell City13,978553.93
18Irondale12,362544.37
19Moody13,007634.84
20Hueytown15,472895.75
21Muscle Shoals13,939815.81
22Eufaula12,295746.02
23Leeds11,964836.94
24Jasper13,9401067.60
25Talladega15,3561368.86
26Jacksonville12,5731138.99
27Ozark14,55915610.72
28Troy19,36022211.47
29Scottsboro14,66019213.10
30Alexander City14,74425517.30
31Prichard22,11940418.26
32Fairfield10,75920519.05
33Bessemer26,36078729.86
34Anniston21,95575434.34

Over 30,000 Residents

RankCityPopulationTotal Number of CrimesCrime Score
1Vestavia Hills34,781240.69
2Hoover85,634820.96
3Alabaster33,253742.23
4Prattville35,858852.37
5Auburn64,8312173.35
6Decatur54,9581993.62
7Madison48,7771773.63
8Tuscaloosa101,1244744.69
9Florence40,0591894.72
10Montgomery199,0991,2776.41
11Phenix City37,8412516.63
12Opelika30,4762237.32
13Mobile248,4311,8397.40
14Dothan68,8945828.45
15Huntsville195,1731,7669.05
16Gadsden35,66561317.19

 

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