How safe is Birmingham, AL?

The metropolitan area's violent crime rate was higher than the national rate in 2016. Its rate of property crime was higher than the national rate.

Crime Index

Index Score: 5.3 /10

How we calculate this.


Birmingham has a higher crime rate than similarly sized metro areas.

Crime Rate 2016

Crime rate is the number of crimes committed per 100,000 people.
Birmingham, AL

684.8

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Birmingham
Charlotte, NC

441.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

504.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

276.0

Lower than average crime
Birmingham, AL

2940.5

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Birmingham
Charlotte, NC

2919.0

Higher than average crime
Orlando, FL

2963.0

Higher than average crime
Portland, OR

2793.0

Higher than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Report.