The city of Muscle Shoals, with a total population of 13,939, experienced 2,075 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 515.10 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 62.73% difference making Muscle Shoals higher than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 81 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Muscle Shoals also handled 637 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Sheffield and Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals is a more dangerous place to live.
The city of Muscle Shoals experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Muscle Shoals totaled 81 violent crimes and 637 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Muscle Shoals experienced 618 violent crimes. Of those, 3 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 45 were for legacy rape, 119 were for robbery, and 451 were for aggravated assault.