Select a state from the drop-down menu to see how violent crime rates and arrest rates have changed between 2007 and 2017.4

Crime rates

Overall Violent Crime and Arrests in Alabama (Volume), 2007-2017*

Crime     Arrests

Change in crime*

Crime     Arrests


Drug Arrests     Other Non-Index Arrests*

Source: U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crime in the United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2007–2017.

Percentage change may appear inflated in states with small numbers of incidents.

The largest contributors to “other” arrests besides drug offenses were simple assaults and DUI.

Homicide arrest reporting was deficient in 2006, so the percent change between 2006 and 2016 is not provided.

2016 data is the most recent crime data available from the FBI. The FBI released preliminary 2017 figures, but they account only for the first half of 2017. The FBI will release data on crime in 2017 later in 2018.