Safewise: Orange Beach among top 20 safest cities in Alabama

June 13, 2018
Safest Cities of Alabama

By Laura E. Hilton | Jun 4, 2018 | Safewise.com | Focus on Community

Orange Beach is among the top 20 Safest Cities in Alabama, according to a national home security provider’s review of 2016 FBI crime statistic and population data.

17. Orange Beach

  • Population: 5,932

  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.02

  • Property crimes per 1,000: 31.52

  • Total crime: 6.41% violent, 93.59% property

Safewise released the following list of safe cities in the Yellowhammer State.

The 20 Safest Cities in Alabama

1. Margaret
  • Population: 4,580
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.66
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 5.24
  • Total crime: 12.60% violent, 87.40% property
2. Mountain Brook
  • Population: 20,737
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.68
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 13.94
  • Total crime: 4.88% violent, 95.12% property
3. Athens
  • Population: 25,603
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.70
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 24.84
  • Total crime: 2.82% violent, 97.18% property
4. Vestavia Hills
  • Population: 34,191
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 0.73
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 11.61
  • Total crime: 6.29% violent, 93.71% property
5. Satsuma
  • Population: 6,187
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.13
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 13.09
  • Total crime: 8.63% violent, 91.37% property
6. Hartselle
  • Population: 14,540
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.24
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 22.83
  • Total crime: 5.43% violent, 94.57% property
7. Albertville
  • Population: 21,525
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.35
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 33.50
  • Total crime: 4.03% violent, 95.97% property
8. Helena
  • Population: 18,525
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.35
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 6.21
  • Total crime: 21.74% violent, 78.26% property
9. Daphne
  • Population: 25,564
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.37
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 19.68
  • Total crime: 6.96% violent, 93.04% property
10. Cullman
  • Population: 15,459
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.42
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 37.20
  • Total crime: 3.82% violent, 96.18% property
11. Rainsville
  • Population: 5,047
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.59
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 24.37
  • Total crime: 6.52% violent, 93.48% property
12. Pelham
  • Population: 23,162
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.77
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 21.98
  • Total crime: 8.05% violent, 91.95% property
13. Fayette
  • Population: 4,465
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.79
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 21.05
  • Total crime: 8.50% violent, 91.50% property
14. Spanish Fort
  • Population: 8,312
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.80
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 21.78
  • Total crime: 8.26% violent, 91.74% property
15. Fairhope
  • Population: 19,470
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.85
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 33.33
  • Total crime: 5.55% violent, 94.45% property
16. Southside
  • Population: 8,602
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 1.98
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 12.90
  • Total crime: 15.35% violent, 84.65% property
17. Orange Beach
  • Population: 5,932
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.02
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 31.52
  • Total crime: 6.41% violent, 93.59% property
18. Montevallo
  • Population: 6,716
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.08
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 22.19
  • Total crime: 9.37% violent, 90.63% property
19. Daleville
  • Population: 5,109
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.15
  • Property crimes per 1,000: 12.33
  • Total crime: 17.44% violent, 82.56% property
20. Headland
  • Population: 4,778
  • Violent crimes per 1,000: 2.30

While Safewise reviews FBI crime report statistics and population data to compile its safest cities lists, cities that fall below identified population thresholds or that fail to submit a complete crime report to the FBI are excluded from the ranking system.

Safewise’s evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape, and robbery) in each city. If there is a tie, Safewise also factors in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft). To level the playing field, Safewise calculates the rate of crimes per 1,000 people in each city. This makes it easier to directly compare the likelihood of these crimes occurring in cities with vastly different populations.

Find the full Safewise blog post at www.safewise.com.