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Selma, AL | Crime Rates

Selma is a region located in AL, and has a population of 20,856. This region is policed by SELMA POLICE DEPARTMENT.

Selma has an overall crime rate of 22,991 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 Selma is 1 in 4 if you reside there for a year.

The average overall crime rate for Selma for the previous 2 years was 13,194 per 100,000 residents. This means that the crime rate for Selma has been increasing 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) Selma USA
Crime Rate (Overall) 22,991 4,506
Murder Rate 14.1 6
Robbery Rate 340 148
Rape Rate 77 30
Assault Rate 10,745 644
Burglary Rate 3,735 726
Forced Entry Rate 3,169 417
Larceny Rate 7,418 2,185
Auto Theft Rate 662 362

Policing Statistics

Selma USA
Overall Clearance 3% 28%
Homicide Clearance 21% 56%
Assault Clearance 4% 52%
Rape Clearance 5% 38%
Robbery Clearance 4% 23%
Burglary Clearance 1% 12%
Larceny Clearance 2% 18%
Auto Theft Clearance 1% 12%

Sex Offenders

Of the 730,000 sex offenders in the United States, there are a total of 100 sex offender(s) in Selma. On a per capita basis, there are approximately 479 sex offender(s) per 100,000 people in Selma. This is compared to the nation-wide average of 240 sex offenders per 100,000 people.

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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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