10:27am

Tue September 15, 2009
WVAS Local

Huntsville Has the Lowest Murder Rate in Alabama

Montgomery, AL – (AP) - The FBI's annual report on crime shows
that Huntsville boasts the lowest murder rate and one of the lowest
rates of property crime among the state's four largest cities.
According to the report released Monday, Huntsville recorded 18
murders in 2007, putting the city's murder rate at 10.4 per 100,000
residents. Birmingham had the highest rate, with 36 murders per
100,000 residents. Mobile had 22 murders and Montgomery had 11.3
per 100,000 people.