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Alabama’s 2024 Crime Hotspots – Most Dangerous Cities to Avoid (450 Violent Crimes per 100,000 People)

Most Dangerous Cities in Alabama for 2024 – Stay Informed and Stay Safe

Visiting Alabama? Beware of These High-Crime Areas in 2024

According to the Southwest Journal, Alabama is a state rich in history and culture. Known as the “Heart of Dixie,” it played a big part in the Civil Rights movement with heroes like Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Alabama is also the birthplace of famous people like Channing Tatum and Helen Keller. The state loves college football and produces a lot of steel piping. When planning a trip to Alabama, it’s important to know which areas might be risky. Here are some of the most dangerous cities in Alabama for 2024, where you should be careful.

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Alabama’s 2024 Crime Hotspots: Most Dangerous Cities to Avoid (450 Violent Crimes per 100,000 People) (PHOTO: New World Report)


Troy is a small town with about 19,000 residents. It has a violent crime rate of 445 per 100,000 people, which is double the national average. Property crimes are also high, with 676 incidents per 100,000 people. While violent crimes have gone down, property crimes have increased recently. It’s best to stay in well-lit, busy areas during the day and be cautious at night. Don’t show off valuables or carry large sums of money.


Gadsden is an industrial city with 36,300 residents. It has a violent crime rate of 1,000 per 100,000 people, 179% higher than the U.S. average. Property crime is also high. It’s generally safe during the day, but solo female travelers should be careful at night. Public transportation is safe for getting around the city.


Selma has 19,500 residents and is known for its Civil Rights history. It has a high crime rate, especially related to drugs and gangs. The violent crime rate is 1,641 per 100,000 people, and the property crime rate is 6,205 per 100,000 people. Although crime has dropped by 5%, it’s still a place where you need to be careful. Day trips are usually safe, but avoid going out at night.


Lanett is a small town with 6,200 people and a violent crime rate three times the national average. It has worked to reduce gang violence but still has a high violent crime rate of 1,129 per 100,000 people and a property crime rate of 4,516 per 100,000 people. Daytime activities are generally safe, but it’s best to stay indoors at night.


Prichard has about 22,300 residents and a violent crime rate 2.1 times the national average. While crime has dropped by 32% since 2017, the violent crime rate is still 1,193 per 100,000 people. Daytime activities are safe, but it’s best to avoid going out at night, especially for solo female travelers.

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