Mobile, Alabama

Mobile is a large city on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, and is also the County Seat of Mobile County. Mobile has a population of 195,111 people, and the mayor is Sandy Stimpson. The mayor’s office is located on Government Street.

City of Mobile
City Hall
205 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

City of Mobile Facebook Page

In the year 2016, there 44 murders and 89 rapes reported in Mobile. There were 438 reported robberies and 1,138 reported assaults. There were also 2,628 reported burglaries, 8,261 reported thefts, and 880 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 441.3, which is significantly higher than the United States national crime index of 280.5. There were 350 registered sex offenders living in Mobile, as of April 2018.

Mobile, Alabama – Police Station and Crime Statistics

There were 13,478 crimes reported in Mobile in the year 2016. This gave the city a crime rate of 5,393 per 100,000 persons. This is significantly higher than both the Alabama state crime rate of 3,480 per 100,000 persons and the United States crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Thefts and property crimes are the most commonly reported crimes in Mobile.

The headquarters of the Mobile Police Department are also located on Government Street, and the Chief of Police is Lawrence Battiste. Divisions within the police department include support services, investigations, special operations, field operations, and administrative services. The police department employs more than 500 police officers.

Mobile Police Department
2460 Government Blvd
Mobile, AL 36606

Mobile Police Department Facebook Page

The Mobile Police Department’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

The Mobile County Metro Jail is managed by the sheriff’s office and typically houses about 1,500 inmates each day. The jail is located on St. Emanuel Street. Noah Price Oliver is the Warden of the jail. Visitation times are between 8 am and 11 am, and 2 pm to 5 pm. To find out the visitation days, call 251-574-4734. Appointments must be made for visitation one week in advance.

Mobile County Metro Jail
450 St Emanuel St
Mobile, AL 36601

Mobile County Warrants can be viewed online.

Mobile, Alabama – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s Office, and the City Clerk is Lisa C. Lambert. The City Clerk is the custodian of all records for the city.

Lisa C. Lambert
205 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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