Shorter has a population of 476. During the past three years, Shorter saw 91 arrests. For 2011, the Shorter's arrest rate totaled 609.24 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 62.63% makes Shorter higher than the national average of 374.62 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 5 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Shorter also totaled 24 arrests for property crimes during 2011. When compared to Notasulga and Tuskegee, Shorter is a safer place to live.
Overall, Shorter had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2011, Shorter averaged 5 violent crimes and 24 non-violent crimes.
The city of Shorter experienced 18 violent crimes during 2007-2011. Of that total, 1 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. The robbery total was 7, and the aggravated assault total was 10.