Did you know?
According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s Crime in Alabama 2015 report:
1,988* rapes were reported by county and municipal agencies in Alabama in 2015. This is a 5 percent increase from 2014. The rape rate was 40.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, both males and females. 863 rapes were cleared for a 43 percent clearance rate. On the average, there were 5.4 rapes reported per day in 2015. 232 persons were arrested for rape with 12 percent being juveniles. 49 percent of those arrested were white and 97 percent were male. 56 percent of the rape victims in Alabama were white; 30 percent were black, and 14 percent were other or unknown. 23 percent of all rape victims were 13-, 14-, 15- and 16-year-olds. In 79 percent of the rapes, the victim and offender knew or were related to each other; in 4 percent, the victim and offender were strangers, and in 17 percent, the relationship was unknown. 44 percent of the rapes involved a white victim and white offender, 10 percent, a white victim and black offender, 28 percent, a black victim and black offender, 4 percent, a black victim and white offender. In 14 percent, the race of the offender was unknown or other. In 81 percent of the rapes, hands, fists and/or verbal threats were used to exert force upon a victim; guns were used in 3 percent, and knives in 2 percent of the rapes. 75 percent of the rapes occurred in a residence; 5 percent in a highway, street or alley; 3 percent in a hotel or motel; and 3 percent in a field or woods.*Data reported in this publication represents rapes collected under the new definition used for 2013 reporting. Rape is the forcible sexual assault of a male or female victim, including attempts. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program has expanded the definition of rape for reports submitted beginning in 2013 to include male and female victims and other forms of sexual assault. Prior to 2013, Rape was the forcible carnal knowledge of a female victim only, and did not include sodomy offenses. Crime in Alabama 2015. (2016). Retrieved 2017, from