Crime Rate Decreased Five Percent
Statewide crime decreased five percent during 2014 in the annual report released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Information Bureau. According to officials, each year, the Information Bureau uses the Uniform Crime Reporting Program to analyze individual crime statistics reported by 350 local law enforcement agencies across Alabama. Crime in Alabama is a publication containing an official statistical analysis of crime in these local jurisdictions throughout Alabama during the previous year. Also released are detailed supplemental reports for the 350 local law enforcement agencies, excerpted from the Crime in Alabama 2014 report, including 2014 Domestic Violence in Alabama, 2014 Juvenile Victims of Violent Crime in Alabama, and 2014 Drug-related Crime Statistics in Alabama.