How safe is Huntsville, AL?

Like other major Alabama metro areas, Huntsville experiences violent and property crime rates that are noticeably higher than national rates – not to mention the rates of many other metro areas of its size. That said, Huntsville's more suburban neighborhoods see far fewer crimes than areas in and around the downtown area.

Crime Index

Index Score: 6.0 /10

How we calculate this.


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

Crime Rate 2017

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

556.8

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Huntsville
Santa Rosa, CA

400.0

Higher than average crime
Lexington-Fayette, KY

273.0

Lower than average crime
Lafayette, LA

439.0

Higher than average crime
Huntsville, AL

3128.9

Higher than average crime
Metro areas similar to Huntsville
Santa Rosa, CA

1500.0

Lower than average crime
Lexington-Fayette, KY

2377.0

Higher than average crime
Lafayette, LA

1188.0

Lower than average crime

Violent Crime Rate Over Time

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