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Dothan, AL | Crime Rates

Dothan is a region located in AL, and has a population of 65,811. This region is policed by DOTHAN POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Dothan has an overall crime rate of 7,748 per 100,000 residents. This is one of the most dangerous regions in the United States. This means that your chances of becoming a victim of any type of crime in Dothan is 1 in 13 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Dothan for the previous 2 years was 8,528 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Dothan has been decreasing over time.

Below are its crime rates and policing statistics according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). For more specific crime statistics (NIBRS) for many US cities & counties, see Offense Statistics.

Crime Rates

(per 100,000) Dothan USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 7,748 4,506
Murder Rate 3.1 6
Robbery Rate 161 148
Rape Rate 33 30
Assault Rate 3,392 644
Burglary Rate 922 726
Forced Entry Rate 593 417
Larceny Rate 3,060 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 176 362

Policing Statistics

Dothan USA
Overall Clearance 39% 28%
Homicide Clearance 65% 56%
Assault Clearance 59% 52%
Rape Clearance 42% 38%
Robbery Clearance 31% 23%
Burglary Clearance 8% 12%
Larceny Clearance 27% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 35% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 89 sex offender(s) in Dothan. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 135 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Dothan. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

To search the official state sex offender registry for Alabama see

Data estimated from arrests & clearances from a sample from the Uniform Crime Reports, Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, D.C. 2011. If missing data exist, these figures will tend to underestimate the true figures. is not responsible for the currency or accuracy of this data.

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