Homewood Alabama: Crimes Statistics, Arrest and Population Information
Homewood is a city which is located in central Alabama in the southwest region of Jefferson County. It covered a land area of 8.36 square miles and was incorporated as a city in 1926. The attribution of this city's founding is given to Charles Rice who had inspired a movement which leads to several communities including Grove Park, Edgewood, and Rosedale to form the Homewood community.
In 1955, Oak Grove was annexed into Homewood. In the years from 1959 to 1966, the voters of the city fought against annexation to Birmingham and succeeded. The city of Homewood follows a mayor-city form of government and refers to Charles Rice, who was a local attorney, as the "Father of Homewood." It is also known as the home to the town of Hollywood which became a part of the city in 1929.
The population of Homewood Alabama
According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Homewood was recorded to be at 25,167 in 2010. The latest estimates of the city's population, as recorded on July 1, 2017, note that the population of Homewood includes 25,167 people. The city has a high population density with 3,009.7 persons inhabiting each square mile.
The ethnic-demographic profile of Homewood notes that about 74.6 percent of the population identify themselves as white. Further, the population includes an approximate of 17.3 percent African Americans, 7.3 percent Hispanic or Latino people, 2.2 percent Asians and 0.2 percent Native Americans.
There are a total of 9,628 households in the city of Homewood. There are 2.45 members living per household.
With regard to the educational background of the population of Homewood, about 94.9 percent of the people of Homewood above the age of 25 are high school graduates or have pursued further studies. Further, 62.4 percent of the population in this city holds a bachelor's degree or have sought higher education.
The median household income in the region is $ 66,573 and the per capita income is $ 37,476. It has been noted that about 11.1 percent of the population in the city earn below the levels of poverty.
Among the biggest employing industries in the city of Homewood are the education, health care and social service sectors which employ about 30.6 percent of the population. Close at its heels is the professional, scientific, management, administrative and waste management service sector which engages about 16.7 percent of the population and the finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing sector which employs 11.5 percent of the people of Homewood.
Crime in Homewood Alabama
According to the reports by the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), there were a total of 2,116 criminal incidences reported during the year of 2016 in the city of Homewood. These included 84 cases of violent crime, two cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, 12 cases of rape, 38 cases of robbery, 32 cases of aggravated assault, 974 cases of property crime, 137 cases of burglary, 772 cases of larceny-theft and 65 cases of motor vehicle theft.
The law enforcement agency of Homewood noted that in 2015 there were overall 1,111 criminal incidences reported through the year. Among these were seven cases of rape, 46 cases of robbery, 19 cases of assault, 186 cases of burglary, 780 cases of larceny and 73 cases of motor vehicle theft.
In 2016, the city of Homewood had a total of 102 employees of the law enforcement agency who were tasked with combating crime. Among them were 67 sworn male officers, three sworn female officers, 19 male civilians and 13 female civilians. They made 109 arrests that year. Those arrested included five juvenile offenders and 104 adults.