The city of Helena, with a total population of 18,965, experienced 396 arrests over the past three years. During 2017, the arrest rate totaled 57.47 per 10,000 residents. This represents a 81.84% difference making Helena lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. Of those, 16 were for violent crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Helena also handled 93 arrests for property crimes during 2017. Compared to Alabaster and Columbiana, Helena is a safer place to live.
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The city of Helena experienced a higher rate of non-violent crime. During 2017, Helena totaled 16 violent crimes and 93 non-violent crimes.
During 2007-2017, Helena experienced 182 violent crimes. Of those, 2 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter, another 29 were for legacy rape, 10 were for robbery, and 141 were for aggravated assault.