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Decatur Crime Rate Report (Alabama)

Decatur crime statistics report an overall downward trend in crime based on data from 12 years with violent crime decreasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Decatur for 2017 is expected to be lower than in 2012.

The city violent crime rate for Decatur in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 10.53% and the city property crime rate in Decatur was higher than the national property crime rate average by 81.52%.

In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Decatur was lower than the violent crime rate in Alabama by 4.95% and the city property crime rate in Decatur was higher than the property crime rate in Alabama by 48.19%.

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Property and Violent Crime
Decatur Property Crime vs. State and National Per Capita
Decatur Violent Crime vs. State and National Per Capita

Decatur Crime Statistics
Summary Report

2012 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault149
Arson0
Burglary821
Forcible Rape9
Larceny and Theft1,964
Motor Vehicle Theft128
Murder and Manslaughter2
Robbery80
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)3,196
Property Crime2,913
Violent Crime240
2017 Crime (Projected Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault152
Arson7
Burglary841
Forcible Rape20
Larceny and Theft813
Motor Vehicle Theft83
Murder and Manslaughter2
Robbery44
Crime Rate (Total Incidents)2,026
Property Crime1,743
Violent Crime218

Property and Violent Crime Totals

Decatur Property Crime

Decatur Violent Crime

Actual versus Projected Crime Totals

Decatur Crime 2012

Decatur Crime 2017

City versus State versus National Crime Comparison

Decatur Property Crime vs. State and National Comparison

Decatur Violent Crime vs. State and National Comparison
* The source of actual data on this Decatur, Alabama crime rate report is the FBI Report of Offenses Known to Law Enforcement for the corresponding year or years. Arson numbers are reported inconsistently. Zero values may indicate the data was not available. The projected crime rate data displayed above was generated from the trends and crime data available from previous years of actual reported data. In this case, the Decatur crime report data for 2017 was projected from 12 years of actual data. The last year of actual available crime data, as reported above, was 2012.

The FBI cautions the data users against comparing yearly statistical data solely on the basis of their population coverage. The comparisons made herein are thus, only meaningful upon further examination of all variables that affect crime in each reported city, state or other reported jurisdicition.

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