It is located in Jefferson County, AL. It has a population of 26,360 inhabitants. The crime rate is - 1,277.69 per 10.000 people. There have been 3,368 arrests in 2017. The city has seen an uptick in arrest records since last year by 0.001%. The majority of crimes committed in Bessemer are larceny/theft crimes - 1,867 incarcerations, whereas the least popular crime is the arson - only 0 arrests.
The city has seen more non-violent crimes than violent. There have been 787 felony charges and 2,581 non-violent crimes.
For the time period of 2007-2017, the city of Bessemer averaged 5,536 violent crimes. Of that total, 67 was for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 231 was for legacy rape, 1,492 was for robbery, and 3,746 was for aggravated assault.