Pelham has a population of 23,310. During the past three years, Pelham saw 1,594 arrests. For 2017, the Pelham's arrest rate totaled 230.37 per 10,000 residents. This decrease of 27.22% makes Pelham lower than the national average of 316.54 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 33 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Pelham also totaled 504 arrests for property crimes during 2017. When compared to Alabaster and Helena, Pelham is a more dangerous place to live.
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Overall, Pelham had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2017, Pelham averaged 33 violent crimes and 504 non-violent crimes.
The city of Pelham experienced 323 violent crimes during 2007-2017. Of that total, 6 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 44 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 94, and the aggravated assault total was 179.