Sylacauga has a population of 12,623. During the past three years, Sylacauga saw 2,323 arrests. For 2016, the Sylacauga's arrest rate totaled 618.71 per 10,000 residents. This increase of 88.92% makes Sylacauga higher than the national average of 327.51 per 10,000 residents. From that total, 68 were violent crimes like murder, rape, and robbery. The city of Sylacauga also totaled 713 arrests for property crimes during 2016. When compared to Childersburg and Lincoln, Sylacauga is a more dangerous place to live.
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Most of the city arrests fall into 21-30 age group - 30.6%, the least crimes have committed people between 10-20 - 6.1%. When looking at arrest numbers - a great number of arrestees belonged to White race, whilst the least arrests had Hispanic race.
Overall, Sylacauga had a higher rate of non-violent crime. For 2016, Sylacauga averaged 68 violent crimes and 713 non-violent crimes.
The city of Sylacauga experienced 523 violent crimes during 2007-2016. Of that total, 9 were for murder/non-negligent manslaughter. Additionally, 67 was for legacy rape. The robbery total was 114, and the aggravated assault total was 333.