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Crime in Alabama 2006

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121 pages
This report presents a summary of the nature and extent of the crimes reported by local criminal justice agencies to the Alabama Criminal Justice Information System's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program for 2006.
Report highlights include: (1) in 2006, a total of 183,802 crimes were reported, a 3 percent decrease from 2005; (2) a crime rate for the State of 3996.5 per 100,000 inhabitants; (3) on a daily average, there were 504 Part 1 offenses reported; (4) $221,604,848 in total property value stolen with 17 percent recovered; and (5) 318 law enforcement officers assaulted; (6) a total of 24,876 persons arrested for Part 1 offenses; (7) 17,365 people arrested for narcotic drug violations with 7 percent for sale and 93 percent for possession; (8) 164,810 property crimes reported; (9) 18,992 violent crimes reported; (10) 6,521 people arrested for violent crimes with 88 percent adults, 31 percent White and 83 percent male; (11) 353 homicides representing a 7 percent increase over 2005; (12) 6,564 robberies, a 7 percent increase over 2005; and (13) 110,678 larcenies, a 4 percent decrease from 2005. This report is a composite picture of crime and law enforcement activity in Alabama for 2006; provided by the Uniform Crime Reporting section (UCR) of the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. The report provides a breakdown for the State and localities participating in the UCR program. It concentrates on the Index Crime of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI's) Part 1 Offenses (homicide, rape, robbery, assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft, and arson) and offers tabular and narrative formats for comparisons, trends, rates, and percent changes. Approximately 300 agencies reported known offenses to Alabama's UCR. Tables