Dothan, AL Crime Statistics For 2021

Demographics | Crime | Cost Of Living
Updated: 2020-12-30
3,469
Total Crimes
5,062.0
Total Crimes / 100k People
104.39%
Above National Average
122 out of 158
In Alabama
9,264 out of 9,891
In America

What is the crime rate in Dothan, AL?

Editor's Note: Alabama did not subit data to the FBI for 2019 (the most recent data year), so we used 2018 data instead.

According to the most recent data from the FBI, the total crime rate in Dothan is 5,062.0 per 100,000 people. That's 104.39% higher than the national rate of 2,476.7 per 100,000 people and 58.92% higher than the Alabama total crime rate of 3,185.3 per 100,000 people.

Note: Because the rates of crime are so low in America, we use "per 100,000 people" to make the number a bit easier to compare across locations visually. It's mathematically the same as doing per capita comparisons and isn't conveying that there are 100,000+ people in a location.

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Dothan SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
5/10
Housing
6
Affordability
7
Diversity
9
Safety
3
Amenities
8
Education
7
Commute
8.5

How Does Dothan Crime Compare To The Rest Of The Country?

Statistic Count
Raw
Dothan
/ 100k People
Alabama
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 3,469 5,062.0 3,185.3 2,476.7
Murder 9 13.1 7.3 5.0
Robbery 80 116.7 80.4 81.6
Aggravated Assault 554 808.4 381.0 250.2
Violent Crime 670 977.7 510.8 366.7
Burglary 561 818.6 531.9 340.5
Larceny 2,041 2,978.3 1,886.1 1,549.5
Car Theft 197 287.5 256.5 219.9
Property Crime 2,799 4,084.3 2,674.4 2,109.9

Violent Crime Rates In Dothan

670
Violent Crimes
977.7
Violent Crimes / 100k People
166.61%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 102.3 chance of being the victim of a violent crime in Dothan each year. That compares to a 1 in 195.8 chance statewide.
  • The violent crime rate in Dothan is 977.7 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 166.61% higher than the national rate of 366.7 per 100,000 people.
  • 91.40% higher than the Alabama violent crime rate of 510.8 per 100,000 people.

Property Crime Rates In Dothan

2,799
Property Crimes
4,084.3
Property Crimes / 100k People
93.58%
Above National Average
  • You have a 1 in 24.5 chance of being the victim of a property crime in Dothan each year. That compares to a 1 in 47.4 chance nationally.
  • The property crime rate in Dothan is 4,084.3 per 100,000 people.
  • That's 93.58% higher than the national rate of 2,109.9 per 100,000 people.
  • And 52.72% higher than the Alabama property crime rate of 2,674.4 per 100,000 people.

Dothan Crime Compared To Alabama Average

Each category of crime indexed to the worst per capita in Alabama.
Data Source -- FBI UCR 2018.

Crime In Cities Around Dothan

City Population Count
Raw
Total Crime
/ 100k People
Property Crime
/ 100k People
Violent Crime
/ 100k People
Enterprise, AL 28,464 936 3,288.4 2,842.2 446.2
Ozark, AL 14,358 767 5,342.0 4,311.2 1,030.8
Eufaula, AL 11,905 544 4,569.5 3,939.5 630.0
Headland, AL 4,706 94 1,997.5 1,891.2 106.2
Blakely, GA 4,573 161 3,520.7 2,624.1 896.6
Taylor, AL 2,399 7 291.8 291.8 0.0
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