LIST: 10 safest, most dangerous cities to live in Alabama

Published: Feb. 1, 2016 at 7:46 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 2, 2016 at 2:06 PM EST
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(WTVM) - When it comes to making a city your home, one thing residents always look at is the crime in the surrounding area.

In two recent lists from the website, 84 Alabama cities with a population of more than 5,000 people were examined, based on the most recent FBI's Uniform Crime Report, last issued from 2014 statistical data. The report summaries the number of property and violent crimes in each city in a year.

"For example, there were a total of 24 crimes committed in Helena which had a reported population of 17,700. That means the number of crimes per capita is 0.00136 which translates into a 1 in 738 chance of being the victim of a crime," the report says.

The website also states that these lists are not meant to be disparaging to local law enforcement in these cities.

"We must note that this report is not an analysis of the effectiveness of local police departments. It simply states where crimes occurred most frequently," the website warns.

The list of safest cities in Alabama include:

  1. Helena
  2. Vestavia Hills
  3. Satsuma
  4. Rainbow City
  5. Southside
  6. Pelham
  7. Moody
  8. Boaz
  9. Alabaster
  10. Daphne

You can see more about each safe city by clicking here.

Here is the list of most dangerous cities in Alabama:

  1. Selma
  2. Anniston
  3. Lanett
  4. Birmingham
  5. Gadsden
  6. Jasper
  7. Monroeville
  8. Prichard
  9. Talladega
  10. Valley

You can see more about each dangerous city by clicking here.

MOBILE USERS: You can view the slideshow by clicking here.

Do you live in any of these cities? Sound off in the comments below if you agree with these listings.

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