This section contains information on crimes that were submitted by county and local municipalities and are aggregated to a statewide view. The accuracy of this information is solely dependent upon the reporting agencies and may not contain all crimes that occurred. It is the most complete representation of crimes in Alabama and are the official numbers that get reported to the FBI for national evaluation.
The “trends” presented here are to show changes year-to-year and do not imply anything predictive. The trends are also directly impacted by the accuracy of the affiliated agency reporting data. If, for example, an agency changed records management systems, had inaccurate reporting numbers, or had other exceptional factors, there could be changes between timeframes that are not correct. These are, however, the official numbers reported to the State of Alabama by each county/municipality.