A recent FBI crime report names a local city as the safest in Alabama. Heflin takes the number one spot as the safest place with a violent crime rate of 1.13 per thousand people compared to the national average of 3.83 per thousand.
According to the report, Heflin may be twice as safe as some cities. The most recent Crime Report statistics are reviewed, along with the population data. From there, the number of violent crimes are factored in; such as aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery.