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Anniston Arizona: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information

The city of Anniston is situated 60 miles east of Birmingham and can be located in Calhoun County in the state of Arizona. It covers a land area of 45.64 square miles and has a population density of 506.3 persons per square mile.

The city was founded by Samuel Noble and Daniel Tyler who wished to establish a conservative industrial community where workers would earn higher wages and resist the temptations of alcohol and gambling. In 1871, the Noble family acquired hundreds of acres of land near the town of Oxford and the Woodstock Iron Company was established.

By 1873 a planned private community grew around the industry. The village was initially called Woodstock and the name was later changed to Anniston in honor of Annie Tyler, Daniel Tyler's daughter-in-law. The region was soon termed as the "Model City of the New South" and was opened to the public in 1883.

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Population of Anniston

Anniston was initially a private community and had, as it has been recorded, only 942 residents in 1880. It was only after the city was opened to the public that people started trickling in large numbers and by 1890 the population was noted to include up to 9,000 people.

The town became central to wartime goods production when the US Army first established Camp McClellan in the city. The population grew to 22,345 in 1930, 25,523 in 1940 and 33,000 in the mid-1960s.

According to the latest estimate by the United States Census Bureau, the population of Anniston as on July 1, 2017, included 21,770 people. In 2010 it was recorded that the town had a population of 23,106 people.

In the racial demographics, those who identify as African American make up 49.5 percent of the population, while 44.8 percent are white, 3.6 percent are mixed races, 1.9 percent are Asian, 1.8 percent are Hispanic, or Latino and 0.1 percent identify as American Indian.


About 81 percent of the people above the age of 25 in Anniston are high school graduates, some of whom have pursued further studies. There are also 21.9 percent among the people older than 25 who have attained bachelors' degrees or have sought higher education.

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There are a total of 9,518 households in the city with 2.26 people living per household. The median household income in Anniston is $ 30,539 as noted during the period from 2012 to 2016. The per capita income in 2016 was at $ 21,184. The city has a high poverty rate with 32.1 percent of the population earning below the poverty lines.

Among the biggest employers in Anniston are those in the educational, health and social services which employ 24.7 percent of the labor force. Closely following at its heels is the manufacturing industry which employs 18.7 percent of the labor force, the arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food industry which employs 13.2 percent and the retail trade which employs 12.6 percent of the people in the city.

Crime in Anniston

According to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program of the US Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), there were a total of 4,894 criminal incidences that were reported in 2016. These included 735 cases of violent crime, seven cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 39 cases of rape, 87 cases of robbery, 1,712 cases of aggravated assault, 712 cases of burglary, 888 cases of larceny-theft and 112 cases of motor vehicle theft.

In 2015, about 2,254 criminal incidences were reported. Among them were eight cases of homicide, 44 cases of rape, 79 cases of robbery, 477 cases of assault, 602 cases of burglary, 970 cases of larceny and 74 cases of motor vehicle theft.

To combat crime, Anniston has 107 law enforcement employees among whom are 83 sworn male officers, four sworn female officers, nine male civilians and 11 female civilians. In 2016, a total of 1,963 arrests were made. These included 28 juvenile offenders and 1,935 adults.



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