The city of Gulf Shores, with a total population of 11,905, experienced 2,032 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 519.11 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 63.99% difference making Gulf Shores higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 40 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Gulf Shores also handled 578 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Bay Minette and Daphne, Gulf Shores is a more dangerous place to live.
The city of Gulf Shores experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Gulf Shores totaled 40 violent crimes and 578 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Gulf Shores experienced 462 violent crimes. Of those, 5 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 90 were for legacy rape, 104 were for robbery, and 263 were for aggravated assault.