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Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, located in the central part of the state. Birmingham is located in Jefferson County and is also the County Seat of that county. Birmingham has a population of 212,237 people. Randall Woodfin is the mayor, and his office is located in City Hall, which is on 20th Street.

City of Birmingham
City Hall
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-254-2000

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Randall Woodfin, Mayor
Mayor’s Office
City Hall Third Floor
710 20th Street North
Birmingham, Al 35203
205-254-2277

The year 2015 is the most recent year for crime information available for Birmingham. During that year, there were 79 murders and 159 rapes reported. There were also 1,114 reported robberies and 2,355 reported assaults. There were 3,146 reported burglaries, 8,838 reported thefts, 1,515 reported auto thefts, and 145 reported arsons. This gives Birmingham a crime index of 841.0, which is nearly three times the United States national crime index of 284.9. As of February 2018, there were 685 registered sex offenders living in Birmingham.

Birmingham, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In 2015, there were 17,206 reported crimes in Birmingham, which gives the city a crime rate of 8,105 per 100,000 persons. This is dramatically higher than the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most common crimes in Birmingham, although all the crime rates are high.

The Birmingham Police Headquarters is located on 1st Avenue, and the Police Chief is Orlando R. Wilson. The police department is divided into bureaus, including administrative, support operations, patrol, and investigations. There are 912 sworn police officers employed by the Birmingham Police Headquarters.

Birmingham Police Headquarters
1710 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-254-1765

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The Most Wanted criminals in Birmingham can be viewed online.

The Birmingham City Jail is located on 6th Avenue, and the Chief Jail Administrator is Kevin L. Davis. Visitation for pre-trial detainees is on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 8 am to 2 pm and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm, and Fridays from 8 am to 2 pm and 3:30 pm to 8 pm. For inmates serving time, visitation varies by last name. For female detainees, visitation is on Sundays from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

Birmingham City Jail
425 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35205
205-254-6369

Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk, who is Lee Frazier. The City Clerk is responsible for maintaining all records and documents.

Lee Frazier
Office of the City Clerk
City Hall-3rd Floor
710 North 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-254-2290

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